Batter, batter on the wall

Hidden in a pile of canvases at the studio was this mashup love child of Bob Hawke and a dressed for hallowe’en cricketer in front of an acid yellow background. Is it genre painting?

From the Tate .. Confusingly, the word ‘genre’ is also used in art to describe the different types, or broad subjects, of painting. In the seventeenth century five types – or ‘genres’ – of painting were established, these were: history painting; portrait painting; landscape painting; genre painting (scenes of everyday life) and still life.

God knows what it is, but it’s cricket season again. Welcome to 2023!

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