Category Index
Books About Big Art
  • A Life of Picasso: The Triumphant Years, 1917-1932
    A Life of Picasso: The Triumphant Years, 1917-1932
    by John Richardson
  • Sarah Lucas: A Catalog RaisonnĂ©
    Sarah Lucas: A Catalog Raisonné
    by Yilmaz Dziewior, Sarah Lucas
  • Grayson Perry
    Grayson Perry
    by Jacky Klein
  • Hendrik Kerstens (English and Dutch Edition)
    Hendrik Kerstens (English and Dutch Edition)
    by Pim Milo, Kathy Ryan
  • David Hockney: A Bigger Picture
    David Hockney: A Bigger Picture
    by Marco Livingstone, Margaret Drabble, Tim Barringer, Xavier Salomon, Stuart Comer, Martin Gayford
  • Vernon Ah Kee: Born in this Skin
    Vernon Ah Kee: Born in this Skin
    by Robert Leonard, Anthony Gardner, Aileen Moreton-Robinson, Blair French, Glenn Barkley
  • Yayoi Kusama
    Yayoi Kusama
    by Midori Yamamura, Jo Applin, Yayoi Kusama
  • Henry Moore: From the Inside Out; Plasters, Carvings, Drawings
    Henry Moore: From the Inside Out; Plasters, Carvings, Drawings
    Prestel Publishing
  • Wall and Piece
    Wall and Piece
    by Banksy
  • Mark Rothko
    Mark Rothko
    by Mr. Jeffrey Weiss
  • Louise Bourgeois
    Louise Bourgeois
    by Robert Storr, Paulo Herkenhoff
  • Damien Hirst
    Damien Hirst
    by Ann Gallagher
Join the Big Picture

A blog that aims to spark thoughts and inspire by seeking out and sharing works of art

Historically, artists have always worked big, and nowadays those boundaries are being pushed to the limits.

Large-scale art, whether in the form of photos from the Hubble space telescope, sharks floating in tanks of formaldehyde, rooms full of dots, concrete sculptures cast from Victorian buildings or hand knitted blankets wrapped around trees, large-scale art is all around us. Join the Big Picture aims to spark thoughts and inspire by seeking out and sharing these works.

All content by Karla Thompson, an ex-pat Aussie living in East London. When not working on Join the Big Picture she is part of the backbone to the Leonhard Pfeifer brand.

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Wednesday
Oct222014

Aleah Chapin - Maiden, Mother, Child & Crone

Aleah Chapin - Maiden, Mother, Child & Crone

I recently went to a viewing of Aleah Chapin’s highly anticipated new paintings – Maiden, Mother, Child & Crone at Flowers Cork street gallery, with my 6 year old daughter. She was mesmerised by the painting The air was full, and thought it was wonderful to see a group of ‘nana’s’ playing out in the open air. She wondered for a while weather they one on her knees was pretending to be wolf. (We are a bit fixated with wolves at the moment, as autumn approaches and the shadows are dancing on the streets in the early evening.)

Aleah Chapin When the Pattern Switched Places, Oil on Linen, 2014
Flowers Gallery, Cork Street, London - flowersgallery.com

 

Known for her ongoing ‘Aunties Project’ which comprises figural depictions of a group of the same women she has known all her life, capturing them unashamedly nude with a playful, exaggerated and Rubenesque figural style. Her new exhibition is centred around a theme that derives from several schools of thought, but predominately Neopaganism, where each stage in a women’s life cycle is symbolised.

Well worth a visit, the exhibition is a wonderful set of images for young girls to see – to help counterbalance all the ‘barbie’ styled advertising that bombards them.

Showing at Flowers Cork street gallery until 8 November


Aleah Chapin It was the Sound of their Feet, Oil on Linen, 2014
Flowers Gallery, Cork Street, London - flowersgallery.com

Aleah Chapin Jumanji and Gwen, Oil on Linen, 2014
Flowers Gallery, Cork Street, London - flowersgallery.com

Aleah Chapin Lucy and Laszlo 1, Oil on Linen, 2014
Flowers Gallery, Cork Street, London - flowersgallery.com

Aleah Chapin Lucy and Laszlo 2, Oil on Linen, 2014
Flowers Gallery, Cork Street, London - flowersgallery.com

Aleah Chapin The Air was Full, Oil on Linen, 2014
Flowers Gallery, Cork Street, London - flowersgallery.com

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