The Passion is a series of thirty drawings executed in 2013, mostly on themes drawn from the New Testament, with a certain number of smaller, imaginary Jerusalems thrown in. There are twenty-four measuring 42 x 50 cms and six more at 31 x 41cms.
The medium is black ink. I have used an old-fashioned dipping pen and a variety of nibs. It was my intention to reproduce something of the visual power of late mediaeval German woodcuts. They are necessarily dark, both because of the subject matter and the method I have employed.
Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing any of these drawings.
Curves & Caprices
In September 2009, Giles MacDonogh will be holding a joint exhibition with
the painter Putachad Leyland and the sculptress Antonia Young at the Daleham
Gallery in Belsize Park, North London. The show is entitled Curves and
Caprices. MacDonogh will present twenty-five new works on imaginary
architectural themes composed by intersecting lines of beauty. With the
exception of one large acryllic, all the paintings are water-colours and
measure 51 or 41 cms by 31, unframed.
Enquiries to Giles or www.putachad.co.uk. A selection follows:
Giles MacDonogh is best known as an historian and journalist, but he is also a painter and represents the sixth successive generation of artists in his family. His artistic education was classical. He began drawing from life at thirteen, attended art school part time from sixteen and held his first exhibition while still an undergraduate at Oxford. He continued his artistic education in Paris where he was a pupil of the etcher Claude Breton in Montparnasse.
In September 2003 he held an exhibition entitled “Lucubrations” at the Triclinium Arts and Dining Club in Shropshire. These architectural fantasies were painted in the ten years between 1993 and 2003. They were inspired by the artist’s journeys all over the world as one of the chief travel writers on the Financial Times. They were often painted at night as an antidote to daylight hours spent in historical research.
In October 2004, MacDonogh exhibited a number of “Windows” at the Triclinium’s new gallery at The Tuileries in Orleton.
Since then he has painted a series inspired by the remains of Petra and a number of paintings of the Domaine des Anges in Provence – the property of his friend Gay McGuinness. They are executed in watercolour and other media.
Some of the “Lucubrations” and other paintings will be shown on the site at a later date. MacDonogh has also recently executed a playful series of studies of fruit and vegetables containing hidden views and faces. Some of these are still for sale and all are available to be turned into graphics, posters or greetings cards.
For information on Lucubrations and Windows, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Prices on application.