Friday, 29 January 2010

Can Art Save us?

I find inspiration interesting. For example, I went to an exhibition today at Museum:Sheffield Millenium Galleries entited 'Can Art Save Us?' For some reason, I was expecting it to answer this question. (silly me!)

It is an exhibition based on the collection of John Ruskin, but the works weren't limited to his collection only. There were also modern and associated pieces based on the principles by which he built his collection.

It's interesting to me that whilst I saw many fascinating pieces there, including a fantastic 10th century illustrated manuscript, the piece that I found the most inspiring is this very simple study of a peacock breast feather. I was always aware that I like simple things, but I also live looking at fantastic and detailed things by other people, yet my overall impression of the exhibition is centred on this small drawing.

All I have to do now is work out how to interpret this into my own work!

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