Thursday August 13, 2020

Miniature marvels

There’s no denying that large artworks are fashionable right now, but petite pieces can still pack a punch

28th July, 2019
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Shawlies Watching the Boats by Markey Robinson

For some time, the fashion in art has been for gigantic canvases, all the better, the cynics might say, to fill the acres of wall in the mansions of the rich. There’s no denying the power of the Big Picture – I’m thinking of Rothko’s art in the De Menil Chapel in Houston, and Hughie O’Donoghue’s massive canvases. In their presence you feel as though you’ve been transported to another planet....

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