Category Archives: art

Joris-Karl Huysmans on Modern Art

  One of my favourite authors! His views on Modern Art are at last translated by Brendan King (Dedalus, 2020). Tim Keane has an excellent article about this in Hyperallergic – a very good art site. And I also review Brendan … Continue reading

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Painted Pallets, May 2020…

60 59 58 57 56 55 54 53 52 51 50 49 48 47 46 45 44 43 42 41 Continuation of my painted pallets – the sheets of cartridge paper I use to test brush loads and marks when … Continue reading

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Write where we are now

Pleased to see two more poems of mine in Write where we are Now Carol Ann Duffy’s initiative with Manchester University, during lock-down. They have used four. I must say, I am encouraged! My thanks to all involved. Scroll down … Continue reading

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Painted Pallets, April 2020…

  40 39 38 37 36 35 34 33 32 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 Click here for Painted Pallets 1- 20  When I paint figurative watercolours, I always have a piece of paper … Continue reading

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Painted Pallets, March 2020…

  20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13   12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5   4 3 2 1 Project started mid-March 2020. I took the sheets used as pallets for my figurative water-colours and decided … Continue reading

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Heron of Hawthornden

Heron of Hawthornden is published – now as a Grey Suit Editions UK special illustrated chap-book. I wrote two dizains a day for the length of my 2017 residency in the castle. The sequence is accompanied by my own water-colours. Click … Continue reading

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Whatever happened to Hapi?

“Lord of the Fish and Birds of the Marshes” and “Lord of the River Bringing Vegetation”, Hapi is the Egyptian God of the Nile. He has one pendulous breast full of nourishment, as well as a pot-belly. He is God … Continue reading

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Bracelli’s modern art – 1624

Bracelli’s Bizzarie di Varie Figure (1624) I have long maintained that art has its rivers that have been flowing through culture at all times, and my friend Roger Malbert just sent me the interesting link (above), posted by The Public … Continue reading

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An Inquiry into the Sublime

Walter de Maria Lightning Field 1977 This talk for Norfolk Contemporary Art Society in Norwich, Wednesday 2nd October, 2019, is in essence a much edited amalgam of two of my essays in Art and its Dark Side: the eight rivers … Continue reading

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Publications by The Theatre of Mistakes

At last, we have managed to work out a way of creating a sales outlet for the seminal Publications of THE THEATRE OF MISTAKES   Click this link for Publications by The Theatre of Mistakes My textbook The Analysis of … Continue reading

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