I really enjoyed this article by Jonathan Jones in this morning’s Guardian newspaper, a good start to the day.
Vettriano is not an artist. His textureless, brainless corpses of paintings just happen to be popular
I was taken aback to read that Jack Vettriano has been caught out copying from an illustrator’s manual. Not that it surprised me or even matters. I was more startled that Vettriano now apparently merited comparison to Dalí, Bacon and Picasso. The man has truly arrived. Why not throw in Rembrandt, Rothko and Caravaggio?