14 January 2013


This work by Lucy Skaer was in the Watercolour exhibition at Tate Britain last year. It's called Cell #1 (2005), and is part of a review of that exhibition on Ffion Griffith's blog -
The exhibition showed the range of work both in terms of variations in technique and developments throughout history - as the Guardian's review said, it aimed to challenge our easy assumptions about the medium, and as the Telegraph's review stated, to show its rich and complex history (adding: "As the show moves into the 20th century, it hurtles into chaos.")

Altogether, I thought it was a bit of an eye-opener. It was fascinating to see people's reactions to some of the recent work - especially when they saw a couple of twigs painted pink and pinned on the wall.

Another of my favourite images from that exhibition is Vale of the White Horse by Eric Ravilious (1939) -
(image from this review)

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