Making sense of style


Rona Green, Bug Man, 1995, lithograph


When looking at an artists work I like to try and decipher who is in their ‘artistic family’ – who have they learnt from, who has influenced and inspired them.


Rona Green, Girl, 1995, lithograph


The following is a run down of my art family tree:


Egyptian art

Annubis God of the Dead Leaning over Sennutem's Mummy, Tomb of Sennutem, Luxor, Thebes, Egypt


African art

Bakongo Nkondi Fetish, Lower Zaire, Yombe


Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso, Portrait of Gertrude Stein, 1906, oil on canvas


Alberto Giacometti

Portrait of Alberto Giacometti with his sculpture by Gordon Parks, 1951


Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol, Self Portrait with Skull, 1977, acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas


Richard Avedon

Richard Avedon, Ronald Fischer, beekeeper, Davis, California, 1981, gelatin silver print


Robert Mapplethorpe

Robert Mapplethorpe, Self Portrait, 1980, gelatin silver print


Diane Arbus

Diane Arbus, Tattooed man at a carnival, Md., 1970, gelatin silver print


Paul Klee

Paul Klee, Senecio, 1922, oil on canvas


Jean Dubuffet

Jean Dubuffet, Man Eating a Small Stone, 1944, lithograph


John Brack

John Brack, Self Portrait, 1955, oil on canvas


David Hockney

David Hockney with his painting Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy, 1970-71, acrylic on canvas


Peter Blake

Peter Blake, Self Portrait with Badges, 1961, oil on board


Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon, Self Portrait, 1973, oil on canvas


Philip Guston

Philip Guston with his work Painter in Bed, 1973, oil on canvas


Gilbert and George

Gilbert and George, Dangling, 1991, mixed media


Ed Paschke

Ed Paschke, Sunburn, 1970, oil on canvas


And back to me…


Rona Green, Chips, 2008, linocut, ink and watercolour


Rona Green, The Surgeon, 2010, linocut, ink and watercolour


Hope you enjoyed the climb!


2 Comments on “Making sense of style”

  1. reniegarlick says:

    i think we may be related as we share many of the same artistic ancestors… thanks for sharing those in your family tree that I haven’t yet heard of. perhaps i’ll find them among my deep closets and ruins as well. happy hunting!

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