Vaux, Marc (5 of 76).  National Life Stories: Artists' Lives

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  • Recording date

    2000-09-13, 2003-02-06, 2003-02-27, 2003-03-27, 2003-06-26, 2003-10-15, 2003-11-05

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    Interviewee's studio, London

  • Interviewees

    Vaux, Marc, 1932- (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Courtney, Cathy, 1954- (speaker, female)

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    Part 5: Tape 3: Side A: Marc Vaux [MV] further describes the early years of his career; MV’s “three principles” of how to work embodied in the terms: rational, randomness and intuition; on his use of 20-sided dice in his work; on his early three-dimensional works; describes in detail the mathematical models he uses to create his work; details the ways his paintings should be perceived and the effect on the viewer; mentions Ellsworth Kelly; mentions Matisse and the “discipline” required in viewing a painting; mentions it’s like looking at Alberti’s pyramid; comments on hanging his work at the Redfern Gallery and the difficulties for people being either too short or too tall to view his work. More details on the use of dice in his work and on his methodology; brief discussion of Mark Rothko’s work. Discussion of MV’s recent trip to Barcelona; comments on seeing some Miro works there; discussion of Miro’s work; MV collected postcards of his work.

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