Watercolours

Watercolours

Tue, 2011-02-15 13:28


London’s Tate Gallery has an exhibition of works in watercolour February 16 - August 21st. The Tate describe it as ‘the most ambitious exhibition about watercolour ever to be staged’. Watercolour has always been a component of British art and sensibility but it’s transient nature - it fades with light and time - means it has not much been used for major artworks.
As an illustrator my training and  professional interest largely led me to concentrate on water colours capacity for clarity rather than it’s potential for mystery and mist. It was watercolour inks I used for comic-book work. I still use them as a major ingredient of my abstract drawings.
The images used here were ones I could find and liked and do not give any real idea of the range of work on display. Included are Turner, Pre-Raphaelites, medical, botanical, images of war, abstracts, William Blake, Tracey Emin, Howard Hodgkin, Victor Hugo, manuscripts, miniatures, maps and more.

tate.org.uk/Watercolour


London’s Tate Gallery has an exhibition of works in watercolour February 16 - August 21st. The Tate describe it as ‘the most ambitious exhibition about watercolour ever to be staged’. Watercolour has always been a component of British art and sensibility but it’s transient nature - it fades with light and time - means it has not much been used for major artworks.
As an illustrator my training and  professional interest largely led me to concentrate on water colours capacity for clarity rather than it’s potential for mystery and mist. It was watercolour inks I used for comic-book work. I still use them as a major ingredient of my abstract drawings.
The images used here were ones I could find and liked and do not give any real idea of the range of work on display. Included are Turner, Pre-Raphaelites, medical, botanical, images of war, abstracts, William Blake, Tracey Emin, Howard Hodgkin, Victor Hugo, manuscripts, miniatures, maps and more.

tate.org.uk/Watercolour

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