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Alexander Cozens

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Blots, Spots, and Improvisation in the Visual Arts from the Eighteenth to the Twenty-First Centuries

After seeing the Damien Hirst retrospective at Tate Modern, I was speaking to the British sculptor and Royal Academician Michael Sandle about the spot paintings, which – with a few exceptions…

‘A Blot: Landscape Composition’, Alexander Cozens, Landscape Art, Landscape Paintings, Drawing Studies, Sketch 2, Grisaille, Romanticism, Ancient Art, Artist Painting, Oeuvre D'art

‘A Blot: Landscape Composition’, Alexander Cozens, c.1770–80 | Tate

Artwork page for ‘A Blot: Landscape Composition’, Alexander Cozens, c.1770–80 Cozens's famous 'blot' technique was fully evolved by the 1750s. However he did not explain it in detail until the publication of 'A New Method of Assisting the Invention in Drawing Original Compositions of Landscape'(1786). The idea seems to have originally been developed by him as a teaching aid, to liberate the imagination of the student who, he felt, spent too much time in copying the works of others. He wrote…

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