By the Look of Things: The Life and Work of Robert Organ
Author: Jenny Pery
For fifty years, Robert Organ has been painting his life. Some of his canvases depict the west-country valley where he lives; others find him revisiting Weston-super-Mare where he grew up, or the coast of Dorset. Trips to France have inspired landscapes and ‘conversation pieces’ – models strutting on the beach at Cannes, accordionists playing in dance-halls.
The subject of old age – a theme rarely explored in painting – found Organ drawing and painting the residents of a local nursing home, and his unflinching portrayals of the aged, rich in colour, are humane yet movingly optimistic. Another abiding theme is the still life: large table-tops spread with books and objects collected over the years.
270 x 210mm