Tuesday, 21 June 2022

A comedy of rectangles: Jean Hélion and 'meta' painting


 Do self-referential qualities limit a work to being art about art, or can they say something about art and life?
 Looking at self-referential or 'meta' qualities in Jean Hélion's pictures of his studio, his multi-image 'study' sheets, and the 17th century tavern pictures of David Teniers the Younger.