Through the lens of Folk Horror: Courbet’s late landscapes Abstract This paper explores Jean-Désiré-Gustave Courbet’s late landscapes using Folk Horror tropes as an interpretational framework. Folk Horror is regarded as a subset of the horror genre and is therefore located within the terrain of contemporary popular culture; a concern with the otherness of the landscape,… Continue reading Through the lens of Folk Horror: Courbet’s late landscapes
S6 painting from 360s
Working up from the recent tree painting, I’m undertaking a series of paintings using as references 360s images. The spatial distortion is what I am interested in here and the woodland theme ties to folk horror and its preoccupation with the monstrosity. Exaggeration is what drives the process. Photographs on which these paintings are based,… Continue reading S6 painting from 360s
revisions to older landscape work and a new piece: lightness of touch versus solidity.
In preparation for an upcoming group shows, I’ve been revisiting some older landscape paintings – the show is entitled ‘Breath and Earth’ In this going back and revising, it seems to be all about the push and pull, some elements are now better, other elements have become worse with form and texture become flatter. I’m… Continue reading revisions to older landscape work and a new piece: lightness of touch versus solidity.