Descant Duality (Or The Madness of Two)

March 13, 2016 7:16 pm0 comments
Descant Duality (Or The Madness of Two)

From cinder and spark comes a rising spirit, as sagacity soars on the breath of the wind. Organic, tangible, alive with the smell of nurturing seedtime. A faithful follower of your bold distinction; an unbearable calling of purpose bestowed me. Descant duality plays over my doubts, as the morning song […]

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Get Over Yourself-ie.

February 6, 2016 5:09 pm0 comments
Get Over Yourself-ie.

Walking through Liverpool’s Walker Art gallery last summer, I saw a display that baffled me to this day; titled “What Will the Art Gallery of the Future Look Like?” This display was interactive, taking up an entire wall with post-it notes revealing the public’s replies. And how did they respond? […]

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What’s so special about Raphael’s Portrait of Baldassare Castiglione?

December 6, 2015 9:48 pm0 comments
What’s so special about Raphael’s Portrait of Baldassare Castiglione?

Walking through the corridors of the National Gallery in London I produced one of my pithiest faux-profound remarks: “Painting before 1860” I said “is about one of two things: Jesus or rich people.” My comments were flippant – and deep and frightfully clever – but I maintain that something in […]

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The Painter

October 3, 2015 5:16 pm0 comments
The Painter

He burdens his palette with a murky rustic hue, of pied pastel colours – rose, beige and blue. Chiaroscuro light envelopes an evening of retreat, as a millennia of faces illume from glowing halos. Silhouettes are redundant in this puppet show escapade, and Dr. Caligari conceals his cruel masquerade. Residing […]

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