More on Perspective and a trip to Les Baux de Provence. 

The Hockney’s Eye exhibition at The Fitzwilliam, which I visited recently has made me think about perspective a little more. It has been acknowledged by artists and art historians alike that Brunelleschi’s vanishing point perspective is flawed. The Renaissance masters such as Masaccio, however, found this tool invaluable for their architectural drawings and their church…

David Hockney and my August Painting of the Month

David Hockney has always been fascinated how perspective works and it’s relation to two dimensional representation. So my August painting of the month celebrates his contribution to modern thinking. It is inspired by my visit to the current exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. This self portrait from 2021 is hung next to Hogarth’s…

Ludlow Castle in Shropshire – My Painting of the Month for March

Traditional landscape paintings have been missing from my blog posts for a while so I thought I might correct this by highlighting this delightful study of Ludlow Castle by Samuel Scott from around 1750. Scott (1702-1772) was a British landscape artist based in London. He is most well known for his waterscapes of the sea…