Because we have broken out for the half-term a day earlier, I decided that I will go to the Manchester Art Gallery.
Walking into the building, my feet took me to the screening room where a video about Ancoates Museum and it’s founder Thomas C. Horsefall. The next video was about persuading people to look from a different distance at normal objects. To zoom into them and discover it from the start. Here’s Horsefall’s portrait by Frederick Beaumot.
When I walked out after watching those two videos I observed painting of nature that were exhibited in the gallery. There was one watercolour and pencil work that caught my interest. It was a Yellow Tit by J.C Thompson.
I also stopped for a while at the John Ruskin’s watercolour work of ‘Facade of The Doge’s Palace, Venice- Head of Adam’ from about 1845. The limited use of colour makes the pencil drawings stand out more.
Study of ‘Othello the Moor of Venice’ by James Northcote
Study of ‘A Girl’s Head’ by George Clausen