Thursday, 18 June 2015

Unfinished Art is discussed on Front Row

Front Row - Tuesday 16th June

An exhibition at the Courtauld Gallery in London explores the works that artists have left unfinished, from Renaissance paintings to 20th century drawings. 

Quadratura ceiling, Italy (Bologna)

17th Century Stylus. graphite, chalk (black), pen and ink (brown) on paper, 18.5x29.4 cm

In this episode of Front Row, Sarah Crompton reflects on the artists who have deliberately chosen not finish their works, and how an artist decides when a work of art is complete. It is interesting to think of this in terms of contemporary art, and the notion of process art brings into question when an artwork should be finished.

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