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From the Durham University Collection, Trevelyan College.


"From the cranial sphere, down...to the hands..there is an intense quality, 
that makes us think about the eternity of matter. The image seems to have 
existed even before the painter had created it. This is perhaps why...we find 
ourselves asking with amazement, 'But where have I seen this before?' and 
we remain disturbed, as when in life, we do something or see someone, 
already featured in a dream. Only great paintings can awake these 
mysterious feelings." Giorgio de Chirico (1990 Tate) 'On Classic Ground -

Picasso, Leger, de Chirico and the New Classicism 1910-1930' which Parker saw 
after two years living in Goya's home city, Zaragoza, Spain. This extract from Il Convegno
is part of the inspiration from the past, along with El Greco's touch, that
informs a
dynamic style of oil painting, with the human figure standing,
expressing the individual's honour:

 

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Some of these paintings are in the nation's art collection (ArtUK) which used to be called BBC Your Paintings