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The life less ordinary of artist Laura Knight

From painting nudes at a time when it was forbidden to sleeping among the troops in both world wars, the vitality of her work makes her still strikingly relevant“It is my opinion that fine realism is indeed true abstractionism,” the British painter Laura Knight wrote in 1954. Her critics complained that she was just copying life, but Knight believed that she transformed the world more than abstract painters, who seemed to her, to ignore its sensuality and specificity.We can decide for ourselves ...
Tags: Art, Painting, Culture, Art and design, Exhibitions, Milton Keynes, Knight, Laura Knight, MK Gallery, Auxiliary Air Force


The War Artists of World War II

80 years ago today, on 3rd September 1939, the United Kingdom, France, New Zealand and Australia declare war on Germany after the invasion of Poland, forming the Allies within the context of World... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
Tags: Art, Australia, Germany, Commission, Poland, Henry Moore, National Gallery, Paintings, Paul Nash, Laura Knight, Stanley Spencer, Making A Mark, War Artist, United Kingdom France New Zealand


JMW Turner may be a safe choice for new £20 note – but it's deserved

Yes, the artist is white, male and dead. But the Bank of England has honoured a radical visionary whose creativity is still inspiringJoseph Mallord William Turner knew he’d be on a banknote one day. You can see it in his eyes in the visionary, assured self-portrait he painted in about 1799, gazing through the time vortex at his own future fame in justifiable confidence that he will always be acknowledged as the best of British artists.The Bank of England’s choice of this white male painter who d...
Tags: Art, Business, Painting, Bank Of England, Culture, Art and design, Heritage, Jmw Turner, Mallord William Turner, Barbara Hepworth Vanessa Bell Ronald Moody, Laura Knight



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