Friday, May 12, 2006

Carel Weight RA, CBE

To me Carel Weight (1908-1997) was by far the most interesting British artist of the twentieth century.


Blogger limbolo said...

I've never been able to find it in my heart to like Carel Weight, but the picture of the ladies with the masks - which I have not seen before- hits the spot.

7:29 pm  
Blogger Oscar Grillo said...

I am not sure he was a great painter but I love is visions. A much more interesting and quirky Stanley Spencer. Somehow like a southern version of Ivor Cutler.

8:02 pm  
Blogger Pete Western said...

I really like Carel Weight's paintings and these examples go beyond the "south London" genre I believed Weight was restricted to. But, to me, Spencer is the greater artist - beautiful visions with an intense feeling for rendering brickwork, metal, textiles, landscapes - whatever - in a quintissentially English manner. Then there is Paul Nash, Rowland Hilder... sorry.. it's another Friday night after the pub and I've got an attack of the Brits. Thanks for putting these up, Oscar.

12:40 am  

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