Formed in 1995, "Cv/Visual Arts Research" is a documentary resource of developments in contemporary art. The survey began in April 1988, and was first published as the quarterly review "Cv Journal of Art and Crafts" (later "Cv Journal of the Arts"). ...
Cv was produced until 1992 and the collection of interviews, features and reviews provided the foundation of the "Cv/VAR" archive and subsequent publications. Following "Cv Journal" the data-base shifted towards electronic publishing, allowing a greater flexibility of communication. "Cv/VAR" addresses the fields of academic research, galleries and museums worldwide, and a growing non-specialist readership. In this respect the archive has been re-organised as a file system, which may be accessed as individual articles or collated volumes, according to specific requirements. The programme is categorized as: Interviews with the Artists (files 1-8); Curators and Collections (files 9/10); Crafts Directory (files 11/12); Small Histories (files 13/14); Guide to the Arts (files 15/16); Art, Criticism and Display (files 17/18); and an open area for current developments (files 19/20). This book features an interview recorded in 1989, with Manchester born Irish painter Hughie O'Donoghue. It contains sources of development from Michelangelo and "The Laocoon in Rome" to El Greco and his "View of Toledo", thoughts on the dynamism of the paintings, and also descriptions of" Sleeper Diptych" and "The Irish Sea" paintings.