A further version in oils of the boatsheds across Bottle Creek, this one with shorter brushstrokes, almost pointillist. This method requires more patience than I have perhaps, although it only took a couple of days to do (being just 12″x16″).
Whereas, for example, Otto Dix took 3 years to complete “The Trench” only to have it burned by the Nazis in 1937 (apparently portraying the horrors of war sapped the will of the people to defend themselves)
I found that in “Lost Art” published by the Tate – covering 40 x 20thCentury artworks that were discarded, lost, rejected, stolen, attacked, destroyed, bombed, burned, erased, transient, deteriorated, unrealised, over-worked etc – just the tip of a big iceberg of course. It discusses some big issues too,
- moral and legal rights- can owners alter or destroy art or are they trustees; can the artist alter it; does the subject have rights; should owners display of it occasionally etc
- the rights of users of public spaces eg blocked access or light versus the artist’s rights of expression
- the right to offend, when can/should the censor intervene, etc.
Hanging at home – I don’t really want to sell this one, it says home, and also sums up a few arty things that inspire me
Beautiful art Alistair. I love the pointalist piece, but I know how long all those little strokes can take.