'Orange Sash' by Barbara Howey. Detail from a photograph by Jett Loe.
Once again the Walker Art Gallery brings a fascinating array of approaches to one of art’s most traditional mediums when the John Moores Painting Prize opens as part of the Liverpool Biennial.
The endurance of paint to both enable and inspire artists to create radical, beautiful and challenging work presides over the exhibition.
The mix is eclectic, with landscapes, portraits, abstract and sculptural works united only by their manipulation of paint. 50 artists have been selected from more than 2,500 entrants.
The shortlist of prize winners will be announced at the opening of the exhibition on 5 July 2014 at the Walker Art Gallery.
The ultimate first prize, sponsored by David M. Robinson, will be awarded in September 2014.
The John Moores Painting Prize is part of National Museums Liverpool's Modern Masters series, part funded by the European Union - the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
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