Starting with Antonioni and Piers Gough

Just came back from looking at Piers Gough’s student work in the AA Archives. The Archives are a really amazing world, full of information to be explored.

I was trying to see the connection between Antonioni and Piers Gough, and try to see if there was any influence by Antonioni, because of the Gough’s involvement in his film “Blow Up”.

His work is really interesting, and quite early he makes a choice of using one type of ink, to make line drawings. His lines seem far from perfect, which is probably his way of going against the conventional for the time modernist “straight” and “perfectionist” movement.

Courtesy of AA Archives Detail of one of Piers Gough's drawings

Courtesy of AA Archives and Piers Gough
Detail of one of Piers Gough’s drawings

Courtesy of AA Archives Detail of Piers Gough's drawing

Courtesy of AA Archives and Piers Gough
Detail of Piers Gough’s drawing

Next I am going to look more at the Situationists and try to relate both Blow Up’s first scene and Peter Gough to that.

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