Doncaster Museum and Danum Art Gallery

2a Exhibition Review On 9th July, Doncaster Museum and Danum Art Gallery became open to the public, without having to book a ticket, but still with strict Covid19 rules. I had previously visited on a limited tour around the gallery and was very impressed by the new building. Doncaster Girls Grammar School was built in... Continue Reading →

The Indiscipline of Painting

2a Exhibition review “The Indiscipline of Painting is an artist selected exhibition … it is also an exhibition that is about asking questions. Questions that are drawn from my own studio practice – and that I think about when making work…” (Sturgis, D. (2012) Fig. 1 Gallery 1 - view southFig. 2 Gallery 1 03Fig.... Continue Reading →

Clement Greenberg Essay

In 1960 Clement Greenberg (1909-94), wrote the famous essay Modernist Painting in which he analysed the ideas of modernism. He mentions Kant, the founder of modernist philosophy as the first real Modernist. According to Greenberg, Kant used logic to establish "the limits of logic". 'The essence of Modernism lies, as I see it, in the... Continue Reading →

Summary of outcomes

Assignment 2 I have continued my research through reading books recommended by my Tutors.  I am working through the essential reading list included in the Level 3 course.  My reading speed and understanding of complex texts and vocabulary has improved. I understand the significance of Art History in the development of painting after World War... Continue Reading →

Second Project Plan

As part of my research, I have read a book by Peter Wohlleben ‘The Hidden Life of Trees’ which is about what they feel, how they communicate by using the secret world underground created by their roots and with the help of fungi. They also create toxic chemicals to keep predators at bay. Fig. 1... Continue Reading →

Three case studies

Fiona Rae (b. 1963) is part of the group called YBA and an elected member of the RA and was the youngest at the time.  Fiona finds working with paint and painting keeps her constantly interested and intrigued.  She says ‘There are lots of things you can do with paint, and to my mind, why... Continue Reading →

Post -war attitudes to painting

Research Post-war attitudes to Painting The 1930’s witnessed a number of influential European artists moved to New York, America, including Arshile Gorky, Marcel Duchamp, Salvador Dali, Piet Mondrian, and Max Ernst and German teachers Joseph Albers and Hans Hofmann who spread new European ideas amongst the American art community.  They left behind the ruins of... Continue Reading →


Fig. 1 Oil with Wax Fig.2 Muti layers of Oil with wax Fig. 1 Burnt sienna oil paint with equal amounts of wax mixed and spread on to the oil paper with a brayer and then scraped the trees out with a credit card. Fig. 2 Wax was added to Burnt Sienna, Indian Yellow, Ultramarine... Continue Reading →

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