14 October 2014

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Rodolfo Villaplana The Naked And The Nude New MOCA London Exhibition

The young Venezuelan painter, Rodolfo Villaplana, aims to create a synthesis of abstraction and naturalistic figuration.  A big ask, you might think? He shows us an abstract, colored space against which float naturalistic banana skins and plastic cups; then naked men and naked women. At first the subject matter doesn’t matter.  But on reflection, it […]

2 October 2013

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The Male Nude In Eighteenth Century French Art Explored

The Wallace Collection in London is exploring the male human form in French 18th century art. This was a subject that was regarded as the very foundation of painting and sculpture; it had to be mastered by any aspiring artist of the highest class. No female artists were admitted to the Academy and all models […]