Tag : Edouard Manet

Wankers

Wankers

First published in The Guardian, 2 April, 2014. Manet was a radical artist in many different ways. His painting technique was not the standard polished perfection of the time but had visible brushstrokes that veered between sketchy and thick and creamy. He created stark juxtapositions of light and dark, often doing away with mid tones altogether. […]

Art Crime

Art Crime

First published in The Guardian, 19 March, 2014   I found this page of old police mugshots in my sock drawer. No idea how it got there but it meant I didn’t have to think up a new cartoon, which was a relief.  This may be cheating but morality isn’t my strong suit.   Occasionally, […]

The Decisive Moment

The Decisive Moment

Here I had fun playing around with the difference between the instantaneousness (fifth time this morning I’ve used that word) of photography and the far less speedy medium of painting (something I also explored in this cartoon). The photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson was renowned for his freakish skill in capturing “decisive moments” – combinations of fleeting, […]

Edouard Manet

Edouard Manet

First published in guardian.co.uk on 6 February 2013   Edouard Manet and Claude Monet having a chat. There is a nice link between the two paintings Manet is working on in the cartoon. Both – Olympia and The Luncheon on the Grass - were painted in 1863 and both feature the same model, Victorine Meurent. So yes, this is […]

Edgar Degas

Edgar Degas

First published in guardian.co.uk on 17th Aug 2011