Roz Chast takes us through her favourite type of art at the Met – Medieval paintings. She has a distinctive eye and commentary.
Roz brings her humour to the pictures and a strong sense of where the artist is not quite sure if they’re good enough to draw certain parts of the picture – and how they cope with that.
The general effect is of going around a gallery with a witty companion who makes you snigger and yet wonder – but not be overawed by the art – to still see it as paintings done by humans, with very ordinary human concerns, as well as a sense of the exalted (most art of the time illustrates religious, biblical themes).
A salute to the day – a fly past by birds, which goes by the lovely title of “Murmuration” – a naturally occurring phenomenon. Filmed by artist Fiona Watson.
Fiona Watson has made a series of tiny films – lasting simply between one minute and two minutes in length. These are very do-able for anyone who a camera which records video, and some basic editing equipment.
Here is one video recorded out of the train window on a journey, edited and set to music. It seems to tell a small story, with a haunting piece of music and an everyday intercity journey (Edinburgh to Glasgow).