Category Archives: art

‘Envelopes’ – published by The High Window

I am very pleased indeed that this poem has been published in The High Window. Thanks to the editor David Cooke for all the final sleuthing that it needed. https://thehighwindowpress.com/2022/08/15/anthony-howell-envelopes/ Here is a video of Lombardi at work and discussing … Continue reading

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All our Perverse Pleasures

This being Giorgio de Chirico’s birthday, I’m adding this link to his contemporary epitome Trevor Winkfield. It’s an entertaining interview, and includes several images of Winkfield’s unique vision. Both de Chirico and Trevor Winkfield were favourites of John Ashbery. Anyway, … Continue reading

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Jack the Ripper

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Shunga 1-6

SHUNGA 1 Over the bedspread His pipe is well-used, and he fills it again. You’re wearing a mantle over your gown Because he likes to enter the reserve, Searching here and there for its waterfall. x You have done up … Continue reading

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Two Sequences of Poems by David Plante

Two Sequences of Poems by David Plante I am proud to introduce these two sequences by David. He and Nikos Stangos were vital components of the London scene in the 60s and 70s – two people I would see as … Continue reading

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Madame Gautreau Drinking a Toast

Terrific article in Artsy about this restless sitter by Alina Cohen

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I Love Russia!

I love Russia. Wonderful people, wonderful dancers, wonderful minds. I am sickened by Western hate-propaganda instigated by the mass media and by our corrupt leaders. I recall with huge fondness my one performance in Russia: Homage to the Horses of … Continue reading

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Georges Braque: The Poetry of Things

Click here for my review of Georges Braque’s still lives. Bernard Jacobson Gallery, winter 21/22 Discussing the medium itself, together with my view of who might be the most significant still life artists of the 20th century. Braque is certainly … Continue reading

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The Hump-Backed Bridge

THE HUMP-BACKED BRIDGE I was just six years old. My mother dropped me off at school in Caversham, and then I found my own way home by boarding the bus near Saint Peter’s Hill that would take me to its … Continue reading

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Robert Janz

Robert Janz is dead. He was my friend, my mentor and one of the most original artists I have met. He understood the immortality of the ephemeral.  He created kinetic sculpture by simply moving the units around – sticks, rugs … Continue reading

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