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Study Visit Review Eric Ravilious

Jesse Alexander will lead this stimulating study visit

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Informal Klee Visit

Students at the OCA are taking to social networking in a big way and organising themselves into interest groups on Facebook and Flicker, sharing photographs of their work and getting together to visit exhibitions. Tate Modern was the venue chosen by the Sketchbook Group and they organised themselves to meet up last Saturday to see […]

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Ian Dury and Elaine Sturtevant

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   On the way to see Ian Dury’s show at the Royal College of Art, I dropped into the Serpentine Gallery where Elaine Sturtevant was having an exhibition of her work. She is an American artist now […]

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Laura Knight and the BP Portrait Award 2013

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   This summer there are two exhibitions of portrait painting at the National Portrait Gallery – the BP Portrait Award 2013 and a long awaited exhibition of the work of Laura Knight. Elected as only the second […]

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Tate Britain is Changing

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   I went to Tate Britain to see ‘King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid’ (1880-84), Edward Burne–Jones, having just read Fiona McCarthy’s excellent biography ‘The last Pre–Raphaelite’. It came as a surprise to find the painting in […]

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Knock out show

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   Jim Cowan reports on a brilliant show of an artist little known in Britain. ‘George Bellows, member of the Ashcan School, (early 20th century urban realist painters who recorded the people and places of New York […]

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Dancing with Duchamp

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date. Richard Mutt was a pseudonym used by one of Marcel Duchamp’s friends. When he presented Duchamp with a urinal to show at the Society of Independent Artists in 1917 as an example of a ‘Dadaist anti-art statement’, […]

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Manet disappoints

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   Once again there are lengthy around the block queues at London’s Royal Academy. Their publicity department has done its job to perfection, having honed its skills on last year’s Hockney exhibition and further managed the expectations […]

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Who's Afraid of Appropriation?

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   The OCA’s Level 6 course on Professional Practice will, when its launched, have much to say about copyright. Ever since William Hogarth was instrumental in encouraging the formulation of the ‘Statute of Ann’(1710), writers, artists and […]

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Deeply unfashionable, but look again…

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   Painting in watercolour has never lost its attraction. It is by no means an easy technique to master but it is considered an easy medium to dismiss and of course many think of it as a […]

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