New Perspectives: An Approach to Realist Painting


27 October – 2 December 2018

A group show, New Perspectives is a reappraisal of classical and scholarly painting techniques, how they are interpreted by modern artists, and why such traditions should be preserved and prepared for the test of time.

Children are taught art and design increasingly through the use of computers and predetermined outcomes, rather than drawing, painting or sculpting by hand. New Perspectives aims to demonstrate the urgent, and now political, importance of painting and drawing and why it is central to our personal, as well as to the country’s, wellbeing.

Using the work of painters trained in the art of observation, Messums Wiltshire notes the continued importance of hand-eye coordination, not only in the arts, but in education and even science.