Thursday, January 28, 2021



Edmund de Waal.  Oak panel with liquid kaolin, gold leaf, graphite, compressed charcoal and red oil stick in an open aluminium frame. Gilded on reverse.  25 × 18.5 × 5 cm

Dear Viewers,

Here is a nice film, of an artist using clay in a very painterly way.  The thing, I think, that makes a painting, is not so much the paint, but the brush.  "Painterly" is the word that artists use to indicate the gestural tracks and traces left by soft and wet materials being moved and spread by a brush.  Edmund de Wall is also a very fine writer, and if you haven't already, you should read his beautiful book, The Hare with the Amber Eyes.