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Glenn Brown

on "Closed Eyes" (1890) by Odilon Redon for the Musée d’Orsay
Musée d’Orsay, Paris
18 February 2020

For the Musée d'Orsay's "Une oeuvre / Un regard", the British painter Glenn Brown chose "Closed Eyes" by Odilon Redon, a very enigmatic Work that "draws you in… to think about it, not just look at it".

Glenn Brown (British, 1966) is known for his use of art historical references in his paintings. Brown transforms the appropriated image by changing its color, position and size. His grotesque yet fascinating figures appear to be painted with thick impasto but are actually executed through the application of thin, swirling brushstrokes. His recent practice explore morphing and layering drawings from artists past, creating his particularly masterful amalgamations of lightness, action and form.

With the generous support of VSI Paris - CHINKEL SA

Video on Musée d'Orsay's YouTube channel


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A Brush With... Glenn Brown (podcast)
The Art Newspaper

Image: Glenn Brown, Photo: Holger Niehaus
Image: Glenn Brown, Photo: Holger Niehaus

For the 50th episode of the podcast series A brush with… by The Art Newspaper, artist Glenn Brown joins host Ben Luke to discuss his greatest influences – from the worlds of literature, music, and art – and the cultural experiences that have shaped his life and work.

Brown discusses his early love of the art of horror and fantasy, his ongoing fascination with Salvador Dalí, his admiration for artists as diverse as Hendrick Goltzius and Maria Lassnig, the impact of Andrei Tarkovsky’s films, the writing of T.S. Eliot and Samuel Beckett, and how growing up during the Cold War influenced the music he listened to and the art he makes today.

The Art Newspaper


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BBC Proms: Glass Handel (performance)
Printworks, London
Saturday, 3 September 2022

Image: Printworks, London Photo: Carolina Faruolo, Courtesy of BBC Proms Publicity
Image: Printworks, London Photo: Carolina Faruolo, Courtesy of BBC Proms Publicity

Glenn Brown will be painting live during Glass Handel, an operatic spectacle featuring dance, art, film, and fashion, organised by the BBC Proms and the English National Opera.

Taking place in the vast hall of Printworks, London on Saturday 3 September, the spectacle conceived by Anthony Roth Costanzo combines music from composers Philip Glass and George Frideric Handel, dance performances, audio soundscapes and haute couture costume design from Raf Simons.

BBC Proms


Glenn Brown

Pursuit of Love (event)
Manufacture des Ateliers Pinton, Paris
Tuesday, 27 September 2022

Image: Courtesy of Pinton
Image: Courtesy of Pinton

Glenn Brown is going to perform the cutting from the loom ceremony of the tapestry Loves of Shepherds after an original drawning by the artist. The event, 'Tombée de Métier' will take place at 2:30pm at the Manufacture des Ateliers Pinton in Paris on Tuesday, 27 September 2022. 

RSVP for the event here.

Pinton