Vaux, Marc (68 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 68: Tape 36: Side B: Marc Vaux [MV] comments on Ian Hamilton Finlay’s work. Mentions employing Bill Turnbull [BT] at Central; best teacher MV has witnessed. Mentions BT introduced MV to Edmund Burke; meaning of the word ‘sublime’. Comments on period in 1970s when MV began to get more interested in a quality related to the sublime in his work; paintings he showed at Whitechapel Gallery. Remarks on equating perfection and beauty; attitude to beauty in his own work. Describes evocation of light; finding a form that will manifest the three approaches to decision making; effect of light on his work; relationship to beauty of each piece; piece he is currently working on. Describes working at Central; colleagues and visiting staff at Central before merger; office at Central; head of department (Patrick Reyntiens [PR]). Mentions PR replaced Robert Clatworthy [RC]; details of selection procedure; Hubert (‘Nibs’) Dalwood. Comments on RC’s legacy at Central; PR’s promise to the part-time staff. Description of RC. Mentions Paul Huxley.

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