Vaux, Marc (37 of 76).  National Life Stories: Artists' Lives

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    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 37: Tape 20: Side A: Marc Vaux [MV] comments on period at Slade was only time when he wasn’t painting true to himself; on paintings marrying measurement and gesture; MV avoided classical composition – placed nothing at centre of painting; Bill Turnbull made some stinging comments on paintings of this period – said they were too obviously metaphoric; on the relationship between irrationality and randomness; mentions Gottlieb, Rothko, Newman, Albers. [This section closed: [0:09:48-0:09:58]] MV clarifies point previously made by amending ‘density’ of colour to ‘saturation’ with regard to his readings of ‘Scientific American’. MV discusses teaching at St. Albans and Hornsey; mentions Maurice de Saumarez, Stuart Brisley, Peter Morrell, Ian Simpson, Mark Boyle; comments on student unrest and sit-ins; remarks on use of the Gansfeldt effect; mentions student Stuart Berkeley.

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