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'Hotel du Lac' (2014); Bliss Painting no.1 (after Wordsworth’s reflections on the French Revolution)' (2014); 'Bliss Painting no.2 (Charlotte Corday)' (2014)

McKenzie, Dougal (2014) 'Hotel du Lac' (2014); Bliss Painting no.1 (after Wordsworth’s reflections on the French Revolution)' (2014); 'Bliss Painting no.2 (Charlotte Corday)' (2014). QSS at Bedford Street [Artefact]

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Abstract

These artefacts are a continuation of my research into the possibilities of a contemporary painting practice investigating the subject of history and historiography. These paintings challenged the notion of the practice being simply a self-contained world of depiction, and more as a phenomenological condition of surfaces that connect to other surfaces. Through these works I made the proposition that if the painting of histories produces objects, then those objects (the paintings) must in turn naturally connect to other things physically. I therefore took the surfaces of the paintings, and a sense of 'things', as important starting points- collaged elements, garments, an old LP record sleeve, even the studio environment itself influenced the making and exhibiting of the work. Other influences came through the writings of Anita Brookner, William Wordsworth's time spent in France after the Revolution, and the songs of Rita Coolidge and Nana Mouskouri.

Item Type:Artefact
Keywords:Artefacts, Painting, International exhibition.
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > Belfast School of Art
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Art and Design Research Institute > Art and Context
Art and Design Research Institute
Location:QSS at Bedford Street
Location:31-33 Bedford Street, Belfast BT2 7EJ
Date:29 October 2014
ID Code:34117
Deposited By: Mr Dougal McKenzie
Deposited On:06 Apr 2016 21:52
Last Modified:06 Apr 2016 21:52

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