I realised that it's been a while since I last posted. Now working full-time, it's hard to find the time for most things let alone blogging but I try my best! So for the past couple of months, I've been invigilating the exhibition, Modern Masters in Print: Matisse, Picasso, Dali and Warhol at The Collection and Usher Gallery. Originally exhibited in Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum, it was moved to Lincoln. As this exhibition is drawing to a close on 30th March 2014, I thought it definitely deserved a post!
As you can probably guess, this exhibition held a series of works by Matisse, Picasso, Dali and Warhol. These notable figures in modern art really pushed the boundaries (at the time) what could be considered art. This exhibition while dark for some was for me, beautifully lit. I felt that the works really shone off the walls. The works ranged from the bold wood cut by Matisse, to the delicate etched lines by Dali. With these, I was particularly amazed by the level of detail that I kept discovering every time I studied these works again and again. Then there were the delightful Monroe's that stole the show due to their vibrant colour.
Some members of the public would often ask me what the difference was between a 'print' and an 'original' clearly assuming that these works were mechanically made and not handcrafted by these amazing artists! I definitely think that there should have been some explanation detailing these printing processes because for me, that's just as interesting as the final product.
So overall, it's been an insightful experience to invigilate a great collection of works at The Collection and Usher Gallery, and very rewarding to see the general public visiting. Some even more than once!
(Images courtesy of BBC)