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Painting is not old fashioned

This is a great little video from the Tate of british abstract painter Fiona Rae talking in her studio. It is always great to see how other artists work. It would be nice though if we could all have ginormous studios with 8 ft. palettes and 10 ft. rolling brush carts, instead of our tiny hovels in the shadows of “luxury artists lofts” that sell for $1 mil+ to the now unemployed hedge funders! Anyway, she has some really delicious things to say at about the 2:45 mark.

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1 Elinor Entity { 06.05.10 at 2:39 pm }

Thanks so much for that Fiona Rae post. I wish we could have a whole series of similar short clips – painters – and I mean painters – talking about their practice in their studios. Of course her studio is amazing, and you can see the interaction between the space and the work she can do in it. So what are we to do in our huddled hovels? Work on a larger scale can only be a dream. I especially liked her remark “Everything is old-fashioned after a year or two”.

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