De Pictura is the first art treatise written in Latin by Italian architect and art theorist Leon Battista Alberti. He was the first post-classical writer to produce a work on art theory, as opposed to works about the function of religious art or art techniques.
Both of the artists have deconstructed painting in the way that is described in the book to achieve meaning questioning what it is to place meaning on something created out of these things
Keith Tyson and Hugo Wilson convey philosophical, scientific meanings, historical and sociological references through very different techniques resulting in what we can define figurative art where nature, subjects and references blend into something familiar but not quite recognizable.
The exhibition will show case a body of work where a sort of aesthetic game handed down through many generations: Keith Tyson by removing himself from the painting process all together, and Hugo Wilson by going full force into it, both quite extreme ends of the spectrum.
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