R.A.H. (againstathorn) wrote,

Ralph Hedley - John Graham Lough in His Studio (1881)

Today I will share ‘John Graham Lough in His Studio’ by British painter Ralph Hedley. The most noticeable aspect of this scene is the large hole in the ceiling in which Lough’s sculpture appears to be reaching. There doesn’t seem to be any debris from the ceiling found on the floor, so perhaps this hole has been there for a while, and I would assume that the artist, needing more space for his work, created this hole with that purpose in mind.

For me this painting symbolizes how our dedication to art can influence us to make seemingly unusual decisions in regards to our personal space. Sure, most of us won’t sledgehammer a gaping hole in our ceilings to make room for a sculpture, but we might decorate a room around a painting we have hanging on the wall. That’s how today’s piece by Hedley spoke to me.
Tags: art for the month of june
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