Frank Bowling: An exemplary artist for our time
Apr10

Frank Bowling: An exemplary artist for our time

It’s impossible to ignore the sheer scale of many of Frank Bowling’s paintings. Australia to Africa, for example, from 1971, is in excess of 7m wide. When you are face to face with it, it’s a Cinerama screen of a painting, a huge, warm, radiant, luxuriant, colour-saturated expanse, oceanic in feeling as well as in title. Yet Bowling never tries to overwhelm the viewer with scale, as some artists have done and continue to do. There’s an easy, enveloping generosity to his vision. He creates vast chromatic spaces not to impress us, but for us. Mappa Mundi, first seen at the Haus der Kunst in Munich, is a welcome retrospective survey of his work from the late-1960s. At its heart are several of the artist’s “map paintings”. He began to produce these in New York around 1967 and they featured in a landmark exhibition at the Whitney in 1971. The show’s other main strands are made up of series of works named after his father, Richard Sheridan, and his wife, textile artist Rachel Scott Bowling, and relating to his working and living environments, usually watery in nature: Great Thames, Bartica Flats, and Wintergreens.   Source : Irish...

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Bob Marley
Mar05

Bob Marley

Bob Marley by Hayes Oil on canvas 24 x 36 ins ( 60 x 90 cm )   Painting Bob Marley was a real pleasure for me. It’s a birthday gift to my son Lewis on his 22nd birthday. The video compresses about 45 hours of video into just over two...

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Marilyn Monroe
Jan25

Marilyn Monroe

For Sale Marilyn Monroe by Paul Hayes Oil on canvas 20 x 30 ins ( 50 x 60 cm ) email: info@artonline.ie...

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John Lennon & Paul McCartney
Jan22

John Lennon & Paul McCartney

For Sale John & Paul by Paul Hayes Oil on canvas 16 x 20 ins ( 40 x 50 cm ) email: info@artonline.ie...

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Whispers @art_online
Feb22

Whispers @art_online

  The key to their room jammed in the lock at first, then they were greeted by an unpleasant smell wheezing out of a vent in the wall. Because they had been dating for a very short while, this was all tremendously funny. Leonie lay back on the bed, looking very sweet and winsome with her tawny hair fanned around her face, cheeks flushed, her blue eyes set off prettily by her blue dress. Claudia rested her head on Leonie’s stomach and let the little wavelets of happiness come. Some hours later they staggered out of a bar and into the thick seaside mist, drunk as lords. They could not really see where they were going and did not especially care, since they were getting excited by pointing out how dangerous a match they likely were for one another. They began a rapid exchange of the many awful things they had done to past lovers.   Extracts...

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Lucian Freud painting of teenage Irish lover seeks up to £10 million
Feb03

Lucian Freud painting of teenage Irish lover seeks up to £10 million

A nude painting of a pregnant Irish teenager by Lucian Freud, one of the most famous British artists of the 20th century, is expected to sell for up to £10 million at auction next month. Sotheby’s has announced that Pregnant Girl by Lucian Freud – estimated at £7 million-£10 million – will go under the hammer in the Contemporary Art Evening Auction in London on February 10th. The painting, dating from 1960-61, is appearing at auction for the first time. Lucian Freud, who died in 2011, was a German-born British artist and a grandson of the Viennese psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud. He was a well-known figure in late 20th-century London, was married twice and is reputed to have fathered at least 14 children by several women. After divorcing his second wife, the Anglo-Irish aristocrat Lady Caroline Blackwood (daughter of Maureen Guinness, Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava) in 1959, he embarked on an affair with an Irish teenager, Bernardine Coverley. She was 16 when they met; he was 38. Ful story at source: Lucian Freud painting of teenage Irish lover seeks up to £10...

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