Posted by Wired Magazine on September 30, 2018 10:59:58A large number of painting and sculpture projects have been created over the years that will never see the light of day.
Art historian and artist Mark Haddon, who’s currently working on a book called Paintings: The Art of the Unseen, says that’s the case for his collection.
In fact, there are quite a few projects that have never seen the light.
Haddon has amassed an impressive collection of paintings, sculptures and drawings that he has donated to museums, private collections and museums across the country, with the hope that they will one day be published.
“I think there’s a sort of myth out there that there’s an art museum that does not exist,” he said.
“There’s an actual museum that exists and it’s one that you can visit.”
The collection includes works by famous painters such as Pablo Picasso, Renoir, Vermeer and others.
“We’ve been able to find a lot of very, very good examples that haven’t seen the world yet,” Haddon said.
Some of the works in Haddon’s collection were donated to the Smithsonian, and some are being digitised at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Fine Arts, where Haddon is an associate professor.
Haddock has also collected works by some of the world’s most famous painter-painters including Picasso and Vermeers.
Hawk’s collection includes paintings by Pablo Picassos and Claude Monet, and a number of other works by the likes of Robert Rauschenberg, Salvador Dali, Frank Stella, Mark Rothko, Michaelangelo and many more.
“The paintings are all very good,” Haddock said.
“I mean they’re very, much different than the paintings I’ve been doing for a long time.”
Haddock says he’s collected work from all over the world, but that his focus has always been on works that have been published.
He’s not averse to sharing his collection with people, either, but he’s careful to make sure that his works are not damaged.
“If you take a painting out of the water and water it, and put it on the shelf and water again, then you’re probably gonna break it down,” he explained.
“It’s not as good as it could be.
There’s always going to be a risk.”
One of Haddock’s greatest loves has been the paintings of German artist Otto Neumann, who died in 2012.
Haddles paintings range from landscapes and landscapes to paintings of his life and work.
He says he is not a fan of abstract art, but has loved painting and sculpting since childhood.
Hanging on the wall of his home in Latham, New York, are several of his favorite Neumann paintings.
“My mother used to paint with watercolors and she would use my dad as a model for her,” Haddles said.
He is very proud of the work that he’s done for other artists, but said he has a lot to be proud of.
“A lot of it is just making the paintings look as good or better than they are.
I think the art world needs to look more like the people in the museum who have made the paintings, so people can understand what they’re looking at,” HADDLE said.HADDLE says that he wants his collection to be an opportunity for artists to explore the world.”
They’re not going to know if they can do that in museums,” he noted.”
You’ve got to be willing to do something different.”
Haddon says that it’s important to think about how your artworks are perceived.
“Most of the time, the paintings that you get are gonna look bad.
I mean they will, but most of the people are gonna be like ‘What’s that?’ or ‘That’s not me’,” he said, adding that it will be different for the artist.”
Some of these people, they just think, ‘Oh, it’s so easy.
There are so many things that can go wrong.’
And that’s just not how it works.”
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