Why does there need to be a conflict between the historical and the modern? At Playful Landscapes, we believe that they can co-exist to empower both.
The image, by Nottingham artist Mik Godley, was ‘painted’ on his iPad. The
foundations for his work are made of a respect for classical art. He explains:
“I’d always enjoyed physically painting or physically drawing. When I was at art school, this was, more or less, frowned upon. Nobody was prepared to actually do this, to teach me how to paint or draw. I became influenced by my teachers who were the classic artists, I suppose… They happened to be dead, but that’s the way it is.”
Weave’s ‘Hear Heres’ are so modern that they look futuristic but their job is to engage with Robert Adam’s classical landscape. The past and the present in perfect harmony at Kedleston.
We will publish more of Mik Godley’s Kedleston iPad work soon.