The Life Class had a terrific day out to see the Victoria Crowe exhibition at the City Art Centre in Edinburgh. The exhibition runs for another few months and is well worth a visit. The ticket entitles you to a discount at the excellent Mimi’s Bakehouse, which is now part of the complex. We had a delicious lunch!
The art work at the exhibition almost glows. Victoria Crowe has a very rich and luminous style, with effective use of under-painting and texture.
The three floors of work takes the viewer through her early days painting a shepherdess in the Pentland Hills, through her many opportunities to paint people of note and to her time spent in Italy, specifically Venice.
Her work definitely inspired our group. She contrasts areas of texture with block colours, subtle colour with vivid reds and blues and sharp well-observed details with looser areas of paint. All the work has layers over layers of paint, which gives a very intense and radiant light. We were enthralled.
Thanks to Doris for a great afternoon!