Carel Weight RA


British Artist (1908 - 1997)

01.02.12: Gallery

All images © Estate of Carel Weight.

Below are prime examples of the great man's work. Click on each image for a bigger scan.

I've loved his work for years. I still think though his work is appreciated and he is a respected artist his fame should be bigger - he should be placed on the same level as a Stanley Spencer or a Grant Wood.

Yes, his work is obviously beautiful but it is so much more than that. In so many of his works there is always something behind the scene, something off - centre, something sinister, indeed something disquitening that pulls you into the narrative and won't ley you go. I defy anyone who has seen a Carel Weight in the flesh to say they can't remember it whether they liked the piece or not. It's a forever thing.

I think what makes his work so powerful is the fact that he sets so many scenes in everyday London streets and the magic comes from familiar doorways, familiar places. These are the scenes repeated everywhere and yet it is in our familiar places that he places doubt, distrust, tension.

Magically real. Surburban angst.

Carel Weight R. A: A Retrospective Exhibition is currently the best book doing the rounds on the disquietening world of Mr. Weight.

The Day Of Doom Signed and No. Lithograph Print (Detail)


Carel Weight The Day Of Doom Signed and No. Lithograph Print
July 29th 2013: 1 Carel Weight Signed Day of Doom Signed Print back in stock. Deal of the day at £99.99 if reserved and paid for today. Tomorrow price goes to normal price of £199.99.
© Estate of Carel Weight.

Allegro Strepitoso Signed and No. Lithograph Print

Carel Weight Allegro Strepitoso Signed and No. Lithograph Print © Estate of Carel Weight

Child's Wonderment, c. 1975

Carel Weight Childs Wonderment © Estate of Carel Weight/Bridgeman Art Library

The Alarm, c. 1974 (Detail)

Carel Weight The Alarm © Estate of Carel Weight/Bridgeman Art Library

The Barn

Carel Weight The Barn © Estate of Carel Weight

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Carel Weight R. A: A Retrospective Exhibition

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Great selection of art prints here.

STANLEY SPENCER

Biog. here.

DAVID HOCKNEY

Biog. & gallery here.

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