Reviews | Pictures with the beckoning alertness of the poster

Liverpool Daily Post 1965

Three years ago a picture was the playground or the battlefield for exuberance or neurosis. Now it assumes the alertness of a poster beckoning the passer-by with a message.

I am speaking of up-to-the-minute work, the sort that enlivens the walls of the Walker Art Gallery at the exhibition of the Liverpool Academy.

Of course, very good pictures can be painted without giving a damn for current trends.

The most refreshing picture is that of a woman in a bath by Neville Weston. Though the position of the towels and the figure in its setting is intriguing, it would have gained by more sympathy for the decisive element, water, and its pattern of suds. “Z”

© 2014 Neville Weston