tagged: monumental


by Andrea Alessi
First, a note on scale: In archival photos of Egyptian ruins and monuments, there’s generally a little dude and/or camel in there functioning as a yardstick. Like these little dudes and/or camels, my partner appears in a lot of my photos of art for scale. Recently he came in handy at Katharina Grosse’s show at De Pont, and again in the Louvre’s hall of large-format paintings (David’s , for example, measures twenty by thirty-two feet). But never has a painting so dwarfed my agreeable model as in... [more]
Posted by Andrea Alessi on 7/17/13

[VIDEO] Interview with Raqib Shaw at Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague

by Vernissage TV
Raqib Shaw is a London-based artist who is known for his opulent paintings of imagined paradises. Galerie Rudolfinum in Prague is currently presenting a representative selection of the works of Raqib Shaw. The exhibition was designed through direct interaction with the artist in cooperation with the Manchester Art Gallery. The solo show runs until September 15, 2013. In this report, Raqib Shaw explains the overall approach to painting and his painting technique. In the second part of the... [more]
Posted by Vernissage TV on 6/24/13
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