27 giugno 2015


L'episodio del cacciatore Atteone che, forse non innocentemente, sorprende con lo sguardo la dea Diana a fare il bagno in una grotta, e per questo viene prima trasformato in cervo e poi sbranato dai suoi stessi cani, è narrato nel Terzo Libro delle Metamorfosi di Ovidio. Lo ha scelto come soggetto per una sua serie di splendidi dipinti Kate Westbrook, e ne mette in mostra alcuni in http://www.westbrookjazz.co.uk/gallery/index.shtml. Accompagnano la galleria due video prodotti da Chris Topley con le musiche di Mike Westbrook e la voce narrante di Tim Goodwin.

Scrive Kate: "Being a figurative painter, I have always felt part of the Greco-Roman tradition. Recently I have been drawn to explore that legacy. The archetypal story of Diana and Actaeon has captured the imagination of so many artists including Titian and Gainsborough. The impact of a small gouache by Gainsborough, temporarily on show at his house in Sudbury, sparked in me the desire to take on the subject. Of course the National Gallery’s Diana and Actaeon and the Death of Actaeon have ever been an important presence in my life. Living near Dartmoor I have found subjects there to which I return often. To the north of the moor lies Coombe Farm which abuts ancient woodland. This is the setting for my Diana and Actaeon series. In the past two years I have been concentrating on making work around the Ovid story, and I continue to do so."

https://www.facebook.com/Kate.J.Westbrook
http://www.westbrookjazz.co.uk/gallery/index.shtml
https://vimeo.com/125375235
https://vimeo.com/125481668