Tag Archives: Tate Britain

Frank Bowling, Tate Britain

At 24, Bowling wanted to “paint his people”. However painting people was not his forte. Whilst the curves of the room in “Mirror” 1966 are superb in their perspective and placing, the Baconesque figures descending the spiral staircase are poorly drawn. He copies a photograph of a Mary Quant attired model in “Cover Girl”, but the poor woman’s arms are …

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London Pays Homage

Paintings by these three artists are well known to me from images in books, but I still have a such a strong urge to see the actual works that I am willing to spend considerable time, money and energy to get myself to London from Cornwall. Even an English breakfast that is so lukewarm and disappointing that I tell an …

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Don McCullin

This is Humanity This is Truth This is Politics Don McCullin is a photojournalist whose career has taken him to reaches of the world where war, politics and human tragedy have been brutally played out. He has dedicated his life and camera skills to documenting these events in the hope of bringing about change by those with the power to …

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