I visited the Picasso and Paper exhibition at the RA last week. It was probably one of the most exciting exhibitions I have ever experienced. Vast quantities of wonderful images, some I have seen before and others that were completely new to me.
This image is a perfect example of a belief I have held since the beginning of my career, that a great picture can be enhanced by perfect framing.
Picasso on Paper runs at the RA until 13th April 2020
Alistair Michie was the son of Anne Redpath, the famous Scottish colourist working in the first half of the 20th century. He was obviously very influenced by her works and 1962 he went to the Venice Biennale and saw the works of Mark Rothko and other influential and important 20th century Abstract Expressionists. From that point on he purely painted abstracts. He was a member of the Royal West of England Academy and a fine painter whose work is recognised as being some of the best produced in the 20th century.
John Stocks @ AM Fine Art