Wednesday 25 June 2014

Chatsworth House and modern art

Here we are in Derbyshire, visiting Chatsworth House, home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. The rooms in the House are truly magnificent, and there are priceless paintings and sculptures everywhere.
The gardens are also very impressive and are currently home to some modern sculptures by Michael Craig-Martin.
According to the guidebook, 'throughout his career, he has explored the expressive potential of commonplace objects and images'.
To me, it seems about a million times easier to make jumbo sized cutouts of basic items, than to paint like Rembrant, or even sculpt a giant sleeping lion.  However, it was fun finding all of his sculptures and they were very bright and colourful.

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