Artists / Essays

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful”

Is this good advice and what inspired William Morris to give it? On the surface of the quote by William Morris ‘Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful’ one assumes that it is a very superficial statement. Given that Morris was massively important in … Continue reading

Artists / Essays

Discuss how the techniques and practices adopted by one artist has impacted upon his resulting artist style – J.M.W Turner

J.M.W Turner was a prolific artist of many genres of painting and used both watercolours and oils in order to take his inspiration from the great masters whom he had studied for their various masteries of representing light and colour such as Poussin, of landscape and the picturesque such as Claude and the great Dutch … Continue reading