Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Stanley Spencer

Stanley Spencer, S e l f - P o r t r a i t, 1 9 59 
© Estate of Stanley Spencer 2003. All Rights Reserved, DACS

Stanley Spencer’s work is relevant to all key stages for many commonly studied topics – some of them cross-curricular. Themes that pre-occupied the artist throughout his career and which are also favourites with examiners are: the Self (viewed through events remembered from childhood as well as in the scrutiny of the self-portrait); Landscape, encompassing a sense of place (who better than Stanley Spencer to elucidate what is meant by that phrase?); War; Religion and Sex, and Writing.

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