Tag Archives: Grandeur

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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Grandeur versus the Sublime

I met a traveller from an antique land Who said:  “Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand, Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer of … Continue reading

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Art and its Dark Side – The Eight Rivers of Art A series of eight essays dealing with the ‘rivers of art’ – creative concerns which have the abiding power to preoccupy artists and writers, and which have always had … Continue reading

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