Sean Scully

Last night I watched Arena on BBC and was introduced to Sean Scully’s work, currently showing at the National Gallery, that is sold for hundreds of thousands of pounds – one piece shown at auction last night reached one million pounds.  In my opinion there was little detail involved in the art, although the passion shown whilst he was painting was clearly conveyed by the documentary.

I started off watching the programme with a scepticism for block lines of paint on a large canvas, but the documentary informed the watcher about how his career had progressed from humble beginnings, through art school, earning a living, moving to New York, and how he has always had an absolute total confident belief that his art should be shown in galleries across the world and demand a heavy price tag.

The Arena programme, which is well worth watching at BBC.co.uk/iplayer, left me thinking long and hard not just about modern abstract art, but the power of confidence and belief in yourself and your goals.  Sean Scully would like to be thought of as a 21st century Henri Matisse.  More importantly it impressed on me an appreciation of modern abstract art and the journey/developments an artist makes with his style(s) across a life-time.

I now want to introduce some modern abstract art into Art & Adornments but currently the only artist I have is Colette Moray De Morand – see attached image – a great deal of detail, and a snip at £250.

Colette Morey De Morand

Colette Morey De Morand

 

Morand up close

Morand up close

Shows Colette Morey De Morand

 

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