WAYS TO LOOK AT PAINTING


Alice provides a painter’s perspective on famous artworks from 17th-21st centuries. Rembrandt and Turner are revealed as artistic risk-takers, whose new combinations of glazes, surfaces, pigments and processes re-defined the language of painting. These two forefathers of experimentation lead the way for modern artists such as Pollock and Fontana, who went beyond the brush, the canvas, and the gallery wall itself, in search of the meaning of making. Explore the mess and methodology of the creative process: from broken brushes to smudged thumbmarks, raw pigment to secret sketchbooks, slashed canvases to immersive light installations, uncovering a new way of seeing painting.


Alice White is a contemporary oil-painter, and Tutor at University of the Arts and University College London. She has given Guest Lectures at Kings College, the Art Worker’s Guild and the Courtauld Institute of Art. Her article ‘How to Look at Painting’ was in The Art Society Magazine in July 2020. Alice’s solo show ‘A New Wave’ documented her year’s residency as Artist for Animals at ZSL London Zoo. Recent projects include ‘The Art of Science’ at the Scott Polar Institute, University of Cambridge 2022 and she regularly exhibits at the Mall Galleries.