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Modern Baroque

Cork Street Gallery
30 November to 5 December 2009

Jacquie Gulliver Thompsons’s interests centred from 1996 to 2007 on the invigorating energies created in taut compositions by vibrant hues and forceful movements. Increasingly, this led her to engage with the rich legacy of the Baroque, sometimes in terms of style, sometimes in terms of theme.

This engagement might involve reworking the gestures of passion and despair in the grand Baroque narratives of archetypal dramas. Or it might seek to recapture the celebration of life and harmony sought in pastorals, dance and the rapture of the Three Graces – a dream that would re-emerge in her images of modern bathers.

In 2001, a visit to Mexico allowed her to explore the startling encounter there (and sometimes fusion) between native formal traditions with a cultural focus on suffering and kindred features of Spanish Baroque.

 

Profile

Jacquie Gulliver Thompson studied Fine Art in the sixties at St Alban’s School of Fine Art under Euan Uglow and George Fullard. Not wanting to teach, she then trained as a graphic designer for book publishing, later art-directing a wide variety of illustrated books (one of them prize-winning) for publishers such as Mitchell Beazley and Dorling Kindersley. Throughout, she continued life drawing and gradually returned to her original interest, painting, which she was finally able to pursue professionally in her studio at the
Limehouse Art Foundation.

She has works in collections in France, Italy, the Antilles, Canada, Massachusetts, California and the UK.

Solo Exhibitions:
1998 Millinery Works, Islington, London
2001 Artbank Gallery, Clerkenwell, London
2007 Galerie Étienne de Causans,
rue de Seine, Paris

Group Exhibitions:
1998 Whitechapel East London Open Studios
1999 Group show Millinery Works
2000 Group show Millinery Works
2001 Group show Millinery Works
2002 Group show Millinery Works
2003 Group show Millinery Works
2004 Group show Millinery Works
2004 “On the Wall”, Olympia, London
2005 Railings Gallery, West End, London
2006 Stock Gallery, Stock, Essex

 

Number of Titles: 15

Modern Baroque I

Mexico I

Figures/Pastorals

Places I

Places II

Myths

Music/Dance

Landscapes/Pastorals

Mexico II

Yemen-Greece-USA

Figures/On Vermeer

Home and away

Modern Baroque II

Works on paper

Africa

Number of Captions: 102

Pavane. 1993.Oil on canvas. 80x80 cm. Private collection.

Baroque Drama III 2006, oil on canvas, 114x93cm, Private collection

Baroque Drama II 2007, oil on canvas, 92x122cm, Private collection

Pastoral I, 2005, oil on canvas, 78x122cm

Swimming pool, 1997, oil on canvas, 122x122cm

Baroque Drama V 2007, oil on canvas, 64x76cm, Private collection

Interruption 2001, oil on canvas, 92x122cm, Private collection

Making music, Yemen. 1999. Oil on canvas. 91x60cm, Private collection

Mexican Baroque 2004, oil on canvas, 76x76cm, Private collection

Salt flats, Sahara. 2000. Oil on canvas. 122x122cm

Bandiagara cliffs, Mali 1996, Oil on Canvas, 92x92cm

Figures in a landscape, 2004, oil, paper on canvas, 92x112cm

Circe with pigs 1998, oil on canvas, 92x92cm, Private collection

Dancers II, 1997. Oil on canvas. 92x122cm, Private collection

Dance class. 1997. Oil on canvas. 92x122cm, Private collection

Action Men 2000, oil on canvas, 92x92cm, Private collection

Baroque Drama V 2007, oil on canvas, 64x76cm, Private collection

Assassin 2001, oil on canvas, 92x122cm, Private collection

Dancers I, 1997. Oil on canvas. 91x91cm, Private collection

The Angel speaks to Hagar 1998 oil on canvas 92x122cm, Private collection

Attic Frieze 1998, oil on canvas, 122x153cm, Private collection

Baroque Drama I 2006, oil on canvas, 64x76cm, Private collection

Exterminating angel II, 2007. Oil on canvas. 76x64cm, Private collection

Capriccio. 2005. Oil on canvas. 112x92cm, Private collection

The Round-up. 2000. Oil on canvas. 92x92cm, Private collection

Bonampak, Chiapas 2006, oil on canvas, 92x107cm, Private collection

Images of Mexico IV 2006, oil on canvas, 122x122cm, Private collection

Serenade 2006, oil on canvas, 76x64cm, Private collection

Images of Mexico III, 2003. Oil on canvas. 76x76cm, Private collection

Images of Mexico V, 2006. Oil on canvas. 93x77cm, Private collection

Images of Mexico II, 2003. Oil on canvas. 76x86cm, Private collection

Three Graces VI, 2004. Oil on canvas. 63x77cm, Private collection

The Unquiet dead I, 2004. Oil on canvas. 112x91cm, Private collection

The Unquiet Dead III, oil, sand on canvas, 76x86cm, Private collection

Three Graces IV, oil on canvas, 76x96cm, Private collection

Arachne 2005, oil on canvas, 76x64cm, Private collection

Three Graces V. 2004. Oil on canvas. 76x76cm, Private collection

Three Graces I 2003, oil on canvas, 92x122cm, Private collection

Three Graces II 2004, oil on canvas, 76x76cm, Private collection

Three Graces III 2005, oil on canvas, 77x77cm, Private collection

Mistra II, Greece. 1997. Oil on canvas. 92x122cm

Rock Face, Death Valley 2005, oil on canvas, 74x94cm

Candlelight 1999, oil on canvas, 122x92cm

Mistra I, Greece. 1997. Oil on canvas. 92x92cm

The Unquiet Dead Il, 2003, oil on canvas, 76x92cm

The Unquiet Dead IV, 2006, oil on canvas, 76x92cm

Bodyworks III 2002 , oil on canvas, 40x40cm, Private collection

Bodyworks I, 2002. Oil on canvas. 40x40cm, Private collection

Bodyworks II. 2002. Oil on canvas. 40x40cm, Private collection

Saturday night. 2001. Oil on canvas. 161x76cm, Private collection

The Bride. 2002. Oil on canvas. 40x40cm, Private collection

Vermeer study III. 2001. Oil on canvas. 86x77cm, Private collection

Vermeer study IV 2001, oil on canvas, 86x77cm, Private collection

Vermeer study V, 2001. Oil on canvas. 86x77cm, Private collection

Vermeer study VI. 2001. Oil on canvas. 86x77cm, Private collection

Papillons. 2006. Oil on canvas. 106x91cm, Private collection

Serrania de Ronda. 2001. oil on canvas. 92x122cm

Cretan pastoral 2005, oil on canvas, 112x122cm, Private collection

Pastoral II. 2007. oil on canvas. 91x123cm, Private collection

Pastoral III. 2006. Oil on canvas. 40x40cm, Private collection

Summer party. 2000. Oil on canvas. 124x94cm, Private collection

The Cretan gorge. 2005. Oil on canvas. 92x109cm, Private collection

The Shore. 2004. Oil on canvas. 76x86cm, Private collection

Chacmool I. 2003. Oil, sand on canvas. 40x40cm, Private collection

Chacmool II. 2003. Oil, sand on canvas. 40x40cm, Private collection

Chacmool III 2004, oil and sand on canvas, 40x40cm, Private collection

Lacandon Forest, Mexico. 2003. Oil on canvas. 92x92cm, Private collection

River Usumacinta, Chiapas II. 2003. Oil on canvas. 40x40cm

River Usumacinta, Chiapas II. 2003. Oil on canvas. 40x40cm, Private collection

Skull 2004, oil on canvas, 40x40cm, Private collection

Yaxchilan, Chiapas, 2006. Oil on canvas. 92x92cm, Private collection

Meteora, Greece. 1999. Oil on canvas. 91x107cm

Changing patterns, Yemen. 1998. Oil on canvas. 122x153cm, Private collection

Furnace Creek, Death Valley. 2005. Oil on canvas. 92x102cm, Private collection

Mistra III, Greece. 1997. Oil on canvas. 122x122cm

River Acheron, Greece. 1998. Oil on canvas. 76x60cm, Private collection

The pool, Yemen. 1998. Oil on canvas. 92x90cm, Private collection

Sanaa street, Yemen. 1998. Oil on canvas. 122x153cm

Carole's wedding party. 1999. Oil on canvas. 102x154cm, Private collection

Leila. 2002. Oil on canvas. 40x40cm, Private collection

Poppy. 2002. 40x40cm, Private collection

Rocco. 1999. Oil on canvas. 92x92cm, Private collection

The quinces. 2007. Oil on canvas. 77x77cm, Private collection

The Tulips. 2007. Oil on canvas. 77x77cm, Private collection

Dancers III 1997, oil on canvas, 76x153cm

Christopher. 2005. Oil on canvas. 90x90cm

Greek memories. 1999. Oil on canvas. 92x107cm

Exterminating Angel I 2007 oil on canvas 122x78cm, Private collection

After La Tour. 1999. Oil on canvas. 92x92cm, Private collection

Beach Games, Greece 1999, oil on canvas, 121x152cm, Private collection

Piana Beach, Corsica 1996, oil on canvas, 76x120cm, Private collection

Dancers IV 1997, oil and paper on canvas, 122x153cm, Public collection Dancers IV 1997, oil and paper on canvas, 122x153cm, Public collection

Vermeer study I, 2000. oil on canvas 153x122cm

Study (with a wink).1995.Charcoal and mixed techniques.72x56cm

Dogon dancers, I, Mali.1996.Oil on canvas.118x86 cm

Dogon dancers, II, Mali. 1996. Oil on canvas.113x86 cm Dogon dancers, II, Mali. 1996. Oil on canvas.113x86 cm

Bandiagara Cliffs, Mali, 1996. Oil on canvas. 92x92cm, Private collection

Bandiagara valley, Mali. 1996. Oil on canvas. 92x122cm, Private collection

Into the sun. 2001. Oil on canvas. 92x112cm, Private collection

Desert women, Sahara. 2000. Oil, sand on canvas. 92x112cm, Private collection

Tracks, Sahara. 2001. oil, paper on canvas.122x92cm

Oasis, Sahara. 2001. Oil on canvas. 92x92cm