Monday, 20 May 2013

Cecil Collins


The Quest (1938)

Surrealist Landscape (1945)

The Promise (1936)

Music of Dawn (1988)
There's something rather frightening about the art of Cecil Collins, perhaps its because much of his work looks like that of an over zealous adherent of some bizarro denominational Christian cult. Mind you, I like that in an artist: passion, madness, genius, an interest in the supernatural...

'Music of Dawn' is my favourite of this selection. Look how many tones of gold he managed to include. This is the sort of picture that people look at and say 'well, I could probably do that'. Believe me, they couldn't, not even if they had a thousand years and a magic pencil.

Cecil died in 1989.

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