The Dramatic Paintings of Hugh Bulley
The Dramatic Paintings of Hugh Bulley comprise sixteen series’ paintings.
The first series, illustrating Aristophanes’ Peace, was shown in a solo exhibition in 1990 at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford along with Aeschylus - Prometheus Bound; George Bernard Shaw - Caesar and Cleopatra; and Bertolt Brecht - Mother Courage.
Hugh Bulley has interpreted the following other plays and literary works: Homer - The Odyssey; Aeschylus - The Persians; Aristophanes - The Acharnians, The Knights, The Birds, Lysistrata; Horace Odes, Book 1; Ovid - Metamorphoses; The Arabian Nights translated by Sir Richard Burton; Voltaire’s Candide, and Zadig. Hugh Bulley: A Boy at Sea (his memoirs are illustrated with 44 drawings.
The Dramatic Paintings of Hugh Bulley are brightly coloured and strikingly original interpretations of some of the greatest works of Classical and Western literature.
Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Naxos, and Penguin (Korea) have published his bold images as front covers. His illustrations have appeared in The Times Literary Supplement, and Le Monde, amongst other newspapers; in an Open University art manual in the UK; and in student textbooks by Larousse, and Nathan, Paris.
Hugh Bulley’s career in the USA was launched by a group exhibition: Wash Art ’80, Washington DC: Original graphics by Major Artists of Tomorrow. He has exhibited his work at the Alex Rosenberg Fine Art gallery in New York, and in Solo Exhibitions in Arizona and Texas.
His group exhibitions in the UK, include: Wildenstein, and Burlington House, London, Brighton Art Gallery, and Glasgow Museum of Fine Arts. He has had solo exhibitions in Madrid, Spain; Basel, Switzerland, and at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.
Hugh Bulley is a member of the Art Workers' Guild.
Hugh Bulley is represented byThe Bridgeman Art Library
Images (c) Hugh Bulley