Monday, 31 January 2011

The Studio Part 1

I am fascinated by Artist's studio spaces, I love looking into that private little world of creativity, paintings stacked up finished and unfinished, brushes in jars, palettes of thick paint and inspiration on walls. One of the most famous Artists studio is that of Frances Bacon. In 1998 Bacon's London studio was transplanted and reassembled in the Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin by a team of 10 archaeologists and conservators which took 3 years to complete. Bacon used practically every inch of his studio as a palette, and the reconstructed studio features the original door,walls, floors, ceiling and shelves that are covered with daubs of thick paint. The floor is littered with inspirational material all in organised chaos.

My own studio doesn't quite have Bacon's chaos, I prefer to work in a slightly more tidy space, I am not sure if this is a good or a bad thing but I find as soon as my studio becomes cluttered so does my mind so I have to have a good tidy up.


  1. Nice post to read Sandra.And the way you work is all up to you.(this advice I got from other bloggers :-)

    1. Thanks so much for your comment, I loved this little series I did looking at artist studios I think there were five in all. And yes I agree we all work in different ways.

    2. Just noticed that I got up to part 6, will maybe think about doing some more.