A new year and a step into a new sphere of the Art world. An artist who is alive in 2015. It was very different to prepare and I enjoyed the challenge. It took ages to find the material. I would like to thank everyone who has presented a session previously since this gave me the time to do the research and it was an enjoyable exercise.
Jack Vettriano is famous for the Singing Butler. He is known as the people’s artist. Until recently his painting were not hung in any major gallery but he makes 25000 GBP in royalties a year from Singing Butler merchandise alone.
He is a controversial painter as he has been accused of Plagiarism. We agreed that he was talented and used the manuals as they were meant to be used. We thought that we could use similar manuals and not produce masterpieces.
His retrospective exhibition opened our eyes to the variety of his work. There were a few people who really didn’t like the images he created and others who loved them. There was a feeling that his paintings were unreal and demeaning to women. However, some people loved the imagery and identified with the romantism of a bygone age and others were stunned by the sexy images. However we all agreed that he was controversial.
Jack admits he is not a political painter. He is not making a statement by painting about topical and controversial images. He paints in a realistic style creating images which are romantic to him. These are of a forgotten age where society was more glamorous. This is his niche market and he is popular with the masses.
Look at http://www.jackvettriano.com/ for more details.
This slide show of painting was downloaded from utube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GZKr7R7jFw
Also someone asked for Art terms.Try this website http://www.artinthepicture.com/styles/
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