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THE HISTORY OF THE COLOUR BLUE

London Fine Art Studios Gainsborough, The Blue Boy, 1770

Sophia Burnell, our summer term de Lazslo scholar gave a wonderfully insightful lecture this term on the history of the colour BLUE. The colour blue defines the majority of our world – the sky reflects the sea, and therefore informs everything else we see, but it wasn’t widely used in art until the Renaissance. According […]

From the Models Perspective

Debora our model from Florence Final

This beautiful piece of writing was sent to me by our lovely model Debora. She came to London from Florence, Italy to model at the studios in January this year and stayed until the end of June. The studio’s life and atmosphere is as much enhanced by the wonderfully creative and diverse models who pose […]

The Mirror – History of the Black Mirror

London fine art studios Philip de Laszlo using a mirror in the studio

For centuries the mirror, or its equivalent piece of polished metal, has been used by artists to help them see the shapes and values of the image they are painting on a flat plane in reverse. Indeed Leonardo da Vinci in his treatise on painting entitles ones section “Come lo specchio é maestro de’pittori” The […]

Monochrome – Painting in Black and White

London Fine Art Studios | Ann's Out & About Art History Review

Monochrome – Painting in Black and White – Van Eyck to Gerhard Richter This Friday I set off with India and Maggie to see the exhibition at the National Gallery. It is a must! The title might not excite most, but any painter will know how alluring this subject can be. Ironic that the Colour exhibition […]

Winnie-the-Pooh Exploring a Classic

pencil drawing

Just before Christmas I met up with a dear friend to take my girls on an adventure of sorts. We chose to go the V&A to see The Winnie the Pooh exhibition. I think I was a little more excited than they were and I was not disappointed, it is a wonder! You might feel […]

Drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt

The Encounter Drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt “Do you not see that among the beauties of mankind it is a very beautiful face that arrests passers-by and not their adornments.” Leonardo da Vinci Today I went to see a wonderful exhibition of drawings at the National Portrait Gallery. Its premise was so simple and yet […]

A Fleur de Peau – Visiting Henri Fantin-Latour

2nd Year student and De Laszlo scholar Nneka Uzoigwe took the opportunity to visit the Fantin Latour Exhibition in Paris. It has now moved to Grenoble until 18th June. I remember taking a train to the Bowes Museum to see an exhibition of his work. It was definitely worth it.   This Spring I was lucky […]

Ann’s Out & About – The Ashmolean

Van Dyck. Portrait Study of a man with a Beard and Ruff. Oil on canvas

This morning I got up early to set off on my first artistic and cultural adventure of 2017, accompanied by my daughters. We left Broccoli behind as, although she loves our arty escapades, Museums are less welcoming to furry friends. We drove to Oxford, with Rene Aubrey playing in the background. Driving through the city, […]

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