At the end of 2013 Patrick started work on a new painting reconfiguring one of the great masterpieces of the Renaissance; the intarsia studiolo created around 1480 for the Ducal Palace in Gubbio, Italy. A Study of the Studiolo is almost three metres in length and a reverspective tribute to the fifteenth century craftsmen and masters of perspectival illusion.
Patrick has recently finished a second work Studiolo Study for the British Academy. Painted in oil on board with collaged panels, 97.5 x 225 x 24 cm, the work has now been installed at the British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1.
A pdf of the essay by Professor Martin Kemp FBA on the Studiolo Study and the visual paradoxes of Patrick Hughes published in the recent edition of the British Academy Review is available for download by clicking on this link. British Academy Review