Painting of the Month 'Carcasse de Boeuf' after Chaim Soutine

NO MEAT THIS JANUARY… A painting after Chaim Soutines’ ‘Carcasse de Boeuf’.Soutine was born near Minsk in what was then Russia in 1893, in a poor Lithuanian-Jewish area but moved to Paris in 1913 to the artist area of Montmartre where he met friend and fellow artist Modigliani. Soutine was influenced by Rembrandt, his series of 9 paintings of beef carcasses inspired by Rembrandt's still life of the same subject, which he discovered while studying the Old Masters in the Louvre. Soutine’s paintings are diverse and sometimes off-putting. His study of the beef carcass incorporates a tale of Soutine buying a side of beef from the butchers and hanging the carcass in his studio until it decomposed

Newsletter January 2020

HAPPY NEW YEAR! MAY 2020 BE FILLED WITH FINE ART… I’m very much looking forward to the New Year, although it’s fair to say, 2020 is going to be a challenging year for me. I’m kick-starting the year studying the post-Raphaelite artist John William Waterhouse, in particular The Lady of Shallot, hoping to recreate a David Henty version of it. A project that I estimate will take me the best part of the year, watch this space for progress… I am also very taken with William Hogarth (1697-1764) after a visit to The National Gallery in London. His paintings are comical to say the least, observing and documenting history in a pictorial satirical illustration. There’s a lot to study with Hogarth, som

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