Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Henry Darger

I first heard of Henry Darger whilst studying the work of Paula Rego who cites him as one of her influences.  Then I saw his work at the Secret Service exhibition at the Whitworth Gallery.  I like the colours and composition.  He was a recluse and an outsider artist.  His work has a lot of narrative and is definitely a bit weird ( thats putting it mildly).  Some would say disturbing.  However, all that interests me and I would like to find out more about the content of the images and what's driving it.  There is also a film called "The Realms of the Unreal".  

Cy Twombly

I have been looking at Cy Twombly's work because the free use of paint and textures. I also like the use of text scrawled into it. There are more examples of work from the Tate Collection.