Caravaggio brought to life

The paintings of Renaissance painter are brought to life in this videoed performance of tableaux vivants: acting, sculpture and painting together. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIeyulbiB0A For me, this is a giant confirmation of Andrew Graham-Dixon's comments in his lecture (in Edinburgh 2018) that Caravaggio was so immersed in sculpture, that he painted lifelike depictions of real bodies in …

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Glass half full?

In a canyon, in a cavern, with a Kenyon, Cindertalk plays his water glasses, "Spero". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkjWx8jAOhc Recording Notes The uploader of the video wrote of the recording, on Youtube: "We should have known Jonny had a good system for transporting his wine glasses. They were secure, affixed to a custom case. At airports he checks …

Decluttering gently and naturally

The Internet is itself cluttered with Professional Declutterers -  with videos of fiercely energetic bright-eyed professional Organisers who produce rigid programmes of Decluttering which suit their own list-driven, cool and emotionless Purges.  They are usually shown on video solo, in their strictly minimalist homes (with the emphasis on 'list') and have barely concealed contempt and pity …

Cecil Collins: painting angels and fools

Cecil Collins combines sombre, serious tones of voice and paint with beautiful and occasionally joyful images and words, in this rather melancholic but thoughtful documentary "One pair of eyes".  In particular, he paints angels. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTsocgoLriI "What my painting really is: a response to the miracle, wonder and the mystery of life" This documentary is fascinating …

Review (Edinburgh): Andrew Graham-Dixon and Rembrandt 2018-9-24

Tonight, I got to listen to a lecture on Rembrandt, by one of my art heroes, Andrew Graham-Dixon (lecturer and TV presenter).  This was part of the celebration of NADFAS' 50 years and also a spectacular Rembrandt lecture at the RSA, Edinburgh. I'm not particularly a fan of Rembrandt, but I do find the lecturer's …