Eduardo Paolozzi – Michelangelo’s ‘David” Plaster, plywood and string. Paolozzi found this plaster head at a display at Harrods. He dissected the head of Michelangelo’s David and pieced it back together using string in an attempt to test if such an object could have a useful purpose in the contemporary art world.
"The exhibition at the Graves Gallery focuses on a breakthrough moment in the development of the artist’s work: the introduction of colour. The adoption of colour came to inform Riley’s developments throughout her ensuing career, adding a rich new dimension to her investigation of visual contrast and perception. The exhibition chronicles this unique moment of change, showcasing a carefully selected group of paintings and studies from 1967–72, which situate Rise 1 within the context of works made during this period."
“The exhibition reveals the ways that artists and designers have reinterpreted Botticelli through painting, fashion, film, drawing, photography, tapestry, sculpture and print. It includes over 50 original works by Botticelli, alongside works by artists such as Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Edward Burne-Jones, William Morris, René Magritte, Elsa Schiaparelli, Andy Warhol and Cindy Sherman.”
"Graham Little blends Romanticism and Postmodernism in his intricately detailed gouache and colored pencil drawings, in which he revels in the textures, patterns, and composition of fashion advertisements, while simultaneously re-positioning its female subjects as emotionally complex protagonists (as opposed to living mannequins). Sourcing images from such iconic fashion magazines as Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, dating from the mid-1970s to now, he works for months on an individual drawing, altering the advertisements to suit his own vision. In his drawings, the flat, glossy magazine images are transformed into richly textured scenes, abundant with objects and variously patterned textiles, centered upon a solitary, inscrutable woman. Little’s vignettes are enigmatic and evocative, as are his women, who often appear moody, contemplative, or quietly animated. At once improbable and realistic, they are vehicles for his virtuosity and imbued with individuality and agency." https://www.artsy.net/artist/graham-little
"Alzamora harnesses a wide range of materials and techniques to deliver unexpected interpretations of the sculpted human figure. He often distorts, elongates, deconstructs, or encases his forms to reveal an emotional or physical situation, or to tell a story. Alzamora’s keen interest in the physical properties of his materials combined with his hands-on approach allow for the process to reveal and inform at once the aesthetic and the conceptual." http://www.emilalzamora.com/work.html