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Thoughts and critical commentary

Life drawing with David Cockney

The acid test of artistic ability – life drawing sorts the wheat from the chaff, the men from the boys and the boys from the girls. Life drawing…

David Cockney by Alan Dedman

David Cockney was born within the sound of Bow bells and passionately believes Bromley (by-Bow) is where it’s at – not Bradford. His father wanted him to become…

Studio Dedman by Alan Dedman

Studio Dedman. It goes on, in spite of everything. Studio – dubious term really. Pertaining to small property for first time buyers and middle class pretensions about ‘creativity’….

Porn to be Wild by Alan Dedman

Porn to be Wild is a play on lyrics from the rock refrain by Steppenwolf. The film Easy Rider, ends with the actor, Peter Fonda and his cohort…

Alan Dedman on painting and Art

Trying to write about painting is like trying to paint about writing – perplexing. Painting is not just about representing visual phenomena. Painting is a way of interacting…

The Fall – an appreciation by Alan Dedman

Apparently David Hockney likes to listen to opera whilst he is at work. Inspired by this, I went to our local library and took out ‘Opera 2008’. Gave…

Thank you from Alan Dedman

Thank you – to everyone who helped me take a little show of Art from the Somerset shires up to London in 2017. Ambitious, not easy and particularly…

The Royal Academy Schools by Alan Dedman

Once upon a time, in the scullery at the Royal Academy Shools a young woman, sporting a head dress reminiscent of Hilda Ogden – said to me ‘…

Alan Dedman has a candid look at Grayson Perry

Alison who I knew at St. Martins School of Art, praised ‘The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever!’ by Grayson Perry when it was in London, saying ‘ it…

Our life in a flat. From ‘A South London Odyssey’ by Alan Dedman

For two years now Paul and I  have been living side by side in rooms very close to each other at the flat which we have been lucky…