Copley copy.

A tricky composition.
At the Tate Britain, having a wander, thinking about political art and depictions of war, having just seen the Aftermath exhibition of post WWI art. I’ve always liked this painting as the artist, John Singleton Copley is trying really hard. The fight for Jersey has been pushed into a most heroic painting. No doubt there is a Brexit cartoon in there somewhere.

Anway, I sat down and got out my pencils and had a tussle with Mr Copley’s work. Fun.

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https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/copley-the-death-of-major-peirson-6-january-1781-n00733

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Death_of_Major_Peirson,_6_January_1781

https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/aftermath

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About Trevor Mill

This is my work. Art & Design. The fruits of my labour. Commissions / projects welcome.
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