A messy play with charcoals. I’m not great at being able to draw an image out of a background using an eraser, rather than drawing with charcoal of pencil so thought I should practice. Not sure this is all together a success but as they say “practice makes perfect”
On Sunday 9th of July I was lucky enough to get to see the new Giacometti exhibition at the Tate Modern. The exhibition is on until 10th September and is well worth a visit.
They have a great selection of both his sculptures and paintings along with lots of sketches and illustrations.
Sadly there’s no photography allowed but a great selection of books, postcards and prints.
Today is the birthday of Alphonse Mucha, born 1860. So it seemed a fitting time to promote an exhibition of his work.
A Czech-born artist he is recognised as one of the most prominent artists of the Art Nouveau movement. Amongst his work are iconic creations including Gismonda; the artist’s first poster design for the actress Sarah Bernhardt.
Liverpool’s Walker Art Gallery are currently staging a major exhibition, entitled Alphonse Mucha: In Quest of Beauty. The touring exhibition has been staged by the Mucha Foundation and explores his work around the theme of beauty – the core principle underlying his artistic philosophy.
The exhibition runs from 16th June to 29th October and whilst I haven’t attended this I was lucky enough to see his work at a gallery in Prague a few years back.