|John Piper: Brighton Pavilion, 1938|
This post is just to draw attention to two colour-related exhibitions I must not miss and would like to recommend. They neatly span the 19th and 20th century. I have not been to either of them but will go soon.
The National Gallery, London, has put on an exhibition celebrating the life and work of its first Director, Charles Lock Eastlake (1793–1865), who translated the didactic part of Goethe's Zur Farbenlehre into English, published in 1840 as Theory of Colours . He was a friend of Turner, whose heavily annotated copy of Eastlake's translation I have mentioned before, and later corresponded with Arthur Schopenhauer, discussing colour theory.
Art for the Nation: Sir Charles Eastlake at the National Gallery
|Charles Lock Eastlake (1793–1865)|
|Interior of Basil Spence's Meeting House chapel at the University of Sussex, 1966|