I’d been looking at Project 4 and feeling a little uninspired, probably because it’s come to the end of the assignment and it’s been a long one. But I thought maybe going to a gallery/Museum might give me some inspiration!
So this morning I headed off to the Herbert Art gallery & Museum. I’ll admit I had no idea what would be there, if there’d be things I’d see value in/appreciate.
Their website is here: http://www.theherbert.org/
Anyhow I got there and found a few things really fascinating. There was section all about Lady Godiva, which had a few portrait paintings which were beautiful/had potential for translating into painted mono-prints :
I was really interested in their ‘what’s in store’ section. Essentially containing objects & paintings which were part of their collection but that weren’t currently on display. I found it was okay to look through the draws, cabinets.
I took photographs of objects I found to be of interest, but they are poor quality as I was unable to use my flash & due to conservation the area was kept in low lighting.
I found plenty of textiles/industry related machinery, here’s the few bad quality pictures I managed to snap:
I also found some interesting Printing related Art Works and Equipment.
I found a few landscape paintings and one portrait painting particularly capturing and inspiring for printing.
This painting has such a lovely quality to it, I love the shadow and how it contrasts with/shows the beautiful softness of the girl. I think this could make an interesting mono-print.