Sunday, January 25, 2015

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Last Saturday son No 1 Leah Fusco and I attended a talk by the artist John Virtue and the art historian and broadcaster Andrew Graham Dixon at the Towner Gallery Eastbourne.
It was an interesting experience listening to John Virtue talk about his work and soak up some of his immense energy while surrounded by his huge tumultuous canvases.
During a question and answer session after the talk somebody asked a long winded question about the integrity of artists work today compared to cave paintings of prehistory. Who, they asked, are todays artists painting or creating for? Themselves? critics praise? or commercial success?

Andrew Graham Dixon suggested that when looking at Johns paintings you are within his cave...
John Virtue, The Sea, No 4, 2011-2013

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