I went to a lecture on Psychotropic drugs at Edinburgh University on Thursday evening. It was a fascinating hour but I could not help wish that they had made it a series of lectures and covered a bit more ground.
There was a small reception held in the Anatomy Museum afterwards. RESULT!
Rabbie Burns' skull
I would dearly like to own this specimen. Anyone good at cat-burglary?
"Dylan Lisle’s work maintains a contemporary dynamism through his old masterly representations of the female form. Knots and swathes of vibrant, passionate fabric envelope his sensuous figures, or otherwise are the subject of larger studies, which draw upon chiaroscuro, reminiscent of Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Vermeer and Rubens. His work is instantly approachable, engagingly serene and romantically charged; traits that have not gone unnoticed in the art world he inhabits.
Fresh from his first London solo exhibition, Dylan Lisle spearheads a modern movement of artists, whose desire it is to capture light in all its glorious subtleties, texture in its infinite tactile qualities and the female form in its evasive beauty." Hope Robertson, 2007