Contemporary Framed Giclée Print by Artist Roy Trollope
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"In 1982, the artist Roy Trollope, who has died aged 74, set up the first part-time fine art degree programme. The course, at what was then St Martin's School of Art, London, sought out students from an eclectic mix of backgrounds, explored how art relates to its historical, social and theoretical contexts, and used thematic approaches - such as asking questions about how stories are told, and what meanings are encapsulated in works of art.
The approach was controversial at the time, as was the requirement of a year's work within an organisation or community group, and the course had a profound effect on its mainly mature women students, searching for an identity inside and outside mainstream art practice. This was a time when male chauvinism was still prevalent in the studio. In the early 1990s, at what was by then Central Saint Martins, the part-time course became the model for fine art as a whole, and Roy became its first course director.
Roy was a fine example of the British art school system that was, in the 1950s and 60s, more interested in the individual than in their background or qualifications."
[Text taken from the guardian.com, Simon Pugh Thursday 29 May 2008].
Measures approximately 53cm wide, 56cm tall and 1.5cm deep.
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