C+CS Primary Research Project Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts, Norwich


Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts is a high-tech architecture building founded in 1978 by architect Norman Foster. It was built for for show that the study of art should be an informal, pleasurable experience, not bound by the traditional enclosure of object and viewer. As a result the Sainsbury Centre is much more than a conventional gallery, where the emphasis is on art in isolation. Instead, it integrated a number of related activities within a single , light-filled space.

  • Picador 1943 (sculpture), Pablo Gargallo, Spain , size- height: 19.5cm., width: 38cm., material : copper sheet, technique: welding, patinated and riveted.

“Picador is a compelling expression of the Cubist aesthetic in three dimensions, as well as an example of the integral role Spanish artists had in the development of Modernism.” (http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2013/impressionist-modern-art-day-sale-l13007/lot.324.html )

In this sculpture I like the interesting way how the author played with planes,forms and lines. This object interests me, because its done by not volumetric form like oval or circle, but by the same thin slices of iron. Pablo just bended pieces of this material. It is simple, but all the details like chin in for of spiral ,  extended line like nose.

This work can influence my fashion specialism work by its different lines and smooth and acute shapes.



  • Take a Handful of Dust, John Christie ,2000, relief and chine-collé print.

This object interested me, because of combination of earth colours and beautiful print of Canberra. As my specialism is fashion , the colour is one of the most important thing. The colouring of red iron or dark burgundy and yellow ochre and dark green with print of plant reminds me colour combination of landscape . Thru these shades I can transfer mood and feelings of our nature.


  • Imaginary Portrait of Pope Pius XII, 1955, size: 108.6 x 75.6 cm, oil on canvas  mounted on cardboard

This painting to me seems almost ethereal due to the faint white over the dark background just gives it this essence of the paranormal. But the thing that find most unsettling much like the last two is the face and the lack of relatable features it has creating this sense of ambiguity and the unknown.

I think that a faceless person or someone hiding their whether it be with a cloak or mask is creepy. its that sense of the unknown and not wanting to know what is beneath the mask. This painting can influence on my work in fashion by its texture of paint brush and its mysterious.


  • Flower, Nobuyoshi Araki , 50 X 60 CM

Images of flowers are often seen in the background or are the subjects themselves of Araki’s photos, but as we might expect from a man described as an erotomaniac, their presence is by no means innocuous. Their shapes and forms usually represent the female.

This photo of flower might inspire me its bright color in the center of picture, that further muted . I really like the texture of petal, especially how it torn at the end.


Flower still life , 2001


  • The two sister 1926, Jules Pascin, oil on canvas, 61 x 51.2 cm.

In this painting I like how simply the artist shown a family of two sisters. This drawing can influence on my work in my specialism , because the color combination is so attractive. Pale colours look so pleasurable and also I like the black outline, which makes the work more visible.


  • Imaginary Portrait of Philipp II 1969, Antonio Saura, oil on paper, 70.2 x 50 cm.

I chose to write about surrealism painting by Saura , because its strange and queer in a good way. I liked the different types of using paint brush , all spots and chaotic lines. I admire the shapes , that I can se on the ‘face’ , they might influence my work.







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