The Modern Art Notes Podcast is a weekly, hour-long interview program featuring artists, historians, authors, curators and conservators. Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic Sebastian Smee called The MAN Podcast “one of the great archives of the art of our time.” When the US chapter of the International Association of Art Critics gave host Tyler Green one of its inaugural awards for criticism in 2014, it included a special citation for The MAN Podcast.
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This week Gary Mansfield speaks to David Henty (@davidhenty_art) “He has painted more Lowery’s that Lowery” David’s history as an artist started, appropriately enough, with a short stint in HM Prison for forgery in the mid-1990s. It was while serving the sentence that David was inspired to start painting after being seduced by the stories of the artists he’d study. Fascinated by their technical genius, he became more and more interested in attaining a level of expertise and being ‘connected’ to the very psyche of the artists. Before long he taught himself, through rigorous preparation and a wholly immersive research process, the art of copying and flawless reproduction. Wherever possible, even sourcing the same materials, pigments, brushes, canvases and boards staying true to the period. Today, David Henty is considered the best copyist artist in the world. His work is meticulously and lovingly recreated to the finest detail, having honed his craft over 25 years to now master the techniques and nuances of some of history’s most iconic artists, his work has fooled scientists and art critics alike, being practically indiscernible from originals of such artworks by Amedeo Modigliani, Pablo Picasso, LS Lowry, Caravaggio, Leonardo Da Vinci, Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet, Jean Michel Basquiat, Rene Magritte, John Singer Sargent and the list goes on. For more information on David and his work go to www.davidhentyart.co.uk For full line up of confirmed artists go to https://www.ministryofarts.org Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Social Media: @ministryofartsorg