Divining the Human: The Art of Alexander Newley

Divining the Human: The Art of Alexander Newley

Alexander Newley


Spanning the worlds of portraiture, landscape, the nude, abstraction and still life, the British contemporary artist Alexander Newley fuses fine art traditions of observation and draughtsmanship with the transcendental intuitions of the mystic. He says: “For me art is a moral activity, a straining after the highest virtue of beauty and enlarged consciousness. As such, all art is essentially religious, even when it shows us the ugliness of a fallen world.” Newley accompanies the images with personal reminiscences, resulting in an intriguing personal account of an artist’s journey.

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