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Colour me impressed

The exhibition of the British artist Patrick Heron, which covered his early figurative and later complete abstractions, featured fascinating vignettes of his life. The first retrospective show of Heron’s work in over twenty years, highlights Heron as a driving influence behind the St Ives School. As a critic, Heron made commanding arguments for abstraction, pushing the boundaries of what art …

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Middling Balm

Patrick Heron at Tate St.Ives Patrick Heron’s writing on art put the St.Ives artists into public view. It’s a very enjoyable show with captions featuring remarks Patrick Heron wrote about painting, about the need to achieve balance, about the way the edges of a painting are so important as the onlooker’s eyes look from them to different points in the …

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The Lost Wonders of an Archive

The artist Jason Lilley talks about his work on the Penwith Gallery Archive From an early age I have developed a keen fascination with the art and artists of Cornwall, especially those of St.Ives. In 2013 I was made a member of the Penwith Society of Arts who own, and exhibit at, the Penwith Gallery. It was later in that …

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A Brush with John Berger, Hiroshima and the Kitchen Sink

Meeting John Berger was not a problem; we lived in the same street in Hampstead. So one day I went across the street to show him some drawings of mine. We were exactly the same age, and it was in the year 1954. Nine years earlier the H-bomb had been dropped on Hiroshima: ten years later, Berger initiated the Kitchen …

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