Sunday, March 13, 2022

A Century of the Artist’s Studio: 1920 – 2020

While by no means all artists are shedworkers, the artist's studio is still a staple category in the garden office world. There's a particularly interesting exhibition on at the Whitechapel Gallery in London which looks back at a century of artists' studios (with accompanying catalogue, pictured above). Here's what they say:

Whether it be an abandoned factory, an attic or a kitchen table, it is the artist’s studio where the great art of our time is conceived and created. In this multi-media exhibition, the wide-ranging possibilities and significance of these crucibles of creativity take centre stage and new art histories around the modern studio emerge through striking juxtapositions of under-recognised artists with celebrated figures in Western art history.

Plenty of the usual suspects including Francis Bacon,  Pablo Picasso, Egon Schiele and Andy Warhol, as well as more modern folk such as Walead Beshty, Lisa Brice and Kerry James Marshall. There are paintings, sculptures, installations and films focusing on the studio as workplace and worthy of note is a series of ‘studio corners’ that recreate the actual environments where these fine artists worked.


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