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The Specter of Perfection....YEARS OF SOLITUDE

I was thinking of Marquez’s 100 Years of Solitude, though he is right from all points of view, he took it in an overwhelmingly intimate manner. 709 more words


Project 1 Exercise 4 Looking at Context

‘Damien Hirst, The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of someone living (1991), Tate, London.

My first impression of this work is; that I have seen it before, was a bit confused, felt it was a pretentious aim to shock and could not understand what all the fuss was about! 237 more words

Part 1 Contemporary Art


NEET = Not in Employment, Education or Training.

This is my lovely (most of the time) son Huw.

He’s 19 years old.

He is a NEET. 331 more words


Damien Hirst: Facing death, searching for life

When I saw the Damien Hirst retrospective at the Tate Gallery in London, it took my breath away. I had only known Hirst’s work from headlines. 2,639 more words


Cabinets of curiosities: Magnificent Obsessions at the Barbican, Henry Moore at the Gagosian and Shan Hur at the Gazelli Art House

“What do you collect?” It’s a question I’ve been asking friends over the last couple of week, inspired by having seen, in quick succession, the shows “Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector” at the Barbican and “Henry Moore: … 1,354 more words


Hayward Gallery

Browsing the list of past nominees for Museum of the Year, and it’s clear there are two types of venue. There are those, mainly museums, with a near permanent collection. 1,297 more words


Art World Abstracts: Drake to Soundtrack a Show at Sotheby's, and More!

Started from the bottom, now he’s here… at Sotheby’s. Drake—the world-conquering rapper who recently recounted his problems with demands for wifi passwords and the plight of being sent… 281 more words