Monday, 22 April 2013

Discernible, Zeitgeist Arts Projects

I have two paintings in the next exhibition with Zeitgeist Arts Projects, Discernible at Bond House Project Space, ASC, Goodwood Road, New Cross, London SE14 6BL.  See below for more details

Private View: 24th April 2013, 6-9pm
Late Opening for SLAM Last Fridays: 26th April, 6-8.30pm
Exhibition continues: 25th April until 11th May, Friday and Saturdays 1-5 pm or by appointment
Artists in Dialogue: 11th May, 4-5pm

Friday, 12 April 2013

Architecture Parlante

Étienne-Louis Boullée's (b. 1728 Paris, France, d. 1799 Paris, France) greatest architectural legacy is not what was built from his designs but the designs themselves. He never went to Italy, yet his theories greatly influenced the development of Neoclassical architecture there.

Boullée wanted to be a painter but switched to architecture at his father's insistence. He learned to make architectural drawings with painterly effects of light and shadow. Although few of his designs were ever realized, his drawings have always been admired for both their beauty and their invention.” 

Thursday, 11 April 2013


Tresham’s Triangular Lodge, Listed Grade I, Rushton, Northamptonshire

“In 1593, the date he later put on the Lodge, Sir Thomas Tresham took the firm intention to build a monument to the Holy Trinity in the grounds of Rushton Hall, northwest of Kettering. Work started on the Triangular Lodge the following year. It was originally known as the Warryners Lodge, presumably because the rabbit keeper lived there. It is thought to be the oddest building of its period in the country as its overriding premise is “three”. It has three sides measuring 33ft - each with three gables; three storeys; three triangular windows; and three times three gargoyles. The exterior is littered with trefoils, the family symbol displayed, of course, in threes. Biblical quotations – three of them - are carried on as a frieze along the outside walls with each text consisting of, wait for it, 33 letters. Sir Thomas had served 15 years in prison for his Catholicism and the building was a public reflection of his faith. Tresham’s son was executed as one of the Gunpowder Plotters and his head put on a stake.”

These images of Tresham’s Triangular Lodge were sourced from English Heritage and the RIBA.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Lorenz Stöer

These inventive geometric designs are by the artist Lorenz Stöer (c.1537-c.1621) and were published in his book 'Geometria et Perspectiva' in 1567. The images were sourced from Harald Fischer Verlag.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Perspective of the Regular Solids

Wenzel Jamnitzer (b. Vienna, 1508 d. Nuremberg, 1585) was a goldsmith, designer, printmaker and inventor of scientific instruments. In 1568 he published the Perspective of the Regular Solids (Perspectiva Corporum Regularium) a compilation of fantastic geometric etchings based on the five regular solids from Plato’s Timaeus and Euclid’s Elements.

The popularity of Perspective of the Regular Solids inspired artists from the Northern Renaissance of 16th Century Germany to employ new perspective methods creating imaginative geometric forms of their own.

These images were sourced from the excellent BibliOdyssey.