- Constantin Brancusi (1873- 1957)
Fish – 1926
Constantin Brancusi is an Romanian sculptor. The starting point for this “Fish” was that when people are thinking to a fish, they are not thinking to an specifically fish, they are thinking to a shining shape. Brancusi was one of the pioneers in cubism as a sculptor.
“They are imbeciles who call my work abstract; that which they call abstract is the most realistic, because what is real is not the exterior form but the idea, the essence of things.” (Constantin Brancusi)
- Ben Nicholson (1894- 1982)
Relief – 1934 (Oil paint on mahogany)
British painter of abstract compositions, one of the pioneers of modernist painting in the UK.
I like the the associations with the cubism in his “Relief” work, he was interested in the way in which paintings can represent space.
- Barbara Hepworth (1903 – 1975)
Ball, Pane and Hole – 1936
I loved the purity and the simplicity of this work “Ball, Pane and Hole”, the relations between solid material and empty space.
3 Galleries for next few weeks:
- SLEEP (26 – 27 November 2014), Business Design Centre, London, Europe’s favourite destination for all those involved in the global design, development and investment of hotels. Supported by BCFA/IDA
- Tall Storeys – Evolution in Hong Kong Architecture 1965 – 2014opens on 30 October in the Practice Space at the RIBA in London. The exhibition presents the story of Hong Kong through its architecture.
- Olympiada London, Hammersmith Road, Kensington London, W14 8UX
Wend 21 – Thursday 22 January 2015, 25 pounds