Shop Talk on Parnassus

In Freeth’s Shop Talk on Parnassus he creates a visual metaphor, incorporating elements from works by Seurat, Manet and Bellini.

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Artist Peter Freeth RA
Medium Print
Dimensions 74 x 62cm
Fabric & material Etching
Edition 40
SKU 02082602

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One of abiding themes in Peter Freeth’s artwork is that of past masters and in Shop Talk on Parnassus – Le Chat de Monsieur Manet Rencontre Le Chien de Monsieur Seurat, he draws on the canon of art history to create a visual metaphor for inspiration.

According to some sources, Parnassus was the home of the muses and site of the Castalian spring, a font of inspiration. In Freeth’s capriccio a dog from Seurat’s pointillist masterpiece A Sunday on La Grande Jatte encounters a cat from a woodcut by Manet, made for the cover of a book of essays by Champfleury, the renowned art critic and champion of Realist painting. The meeting is imagined in the company of birds and against a background borrowed from works by Piero, Bellini and other pioneers.

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