Las Meninas

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I am intrigued by the way that Velazquez’ Las Meninas has been used as inspiration through the years. The painting itself seems to meet most of Szarkowski‘s five point framework. Whilst clearly not a photograph, there is a realism about the image, reminiscent of a 17th century Dutch Realistic painting. Las Meninas is posed, has great detail yet a rather …

David Salle

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So why should I be fascinated with David Salle’s work? On the one hand, his figurative, painterly (pictorial?) style was a welcome break from conceptual art and minimalism – although he often worked with monochrome fields. Whilst he was influenced by ‘Pop Art’, and in fact used photographs extensively in his work, Salle is not a story-teller. He was  interested in …