ABOUT ART

EMPERORS NEW CLOTHES

The emperor’s new clothes idiom. This ‘Emperors New Clothes’ subject follows on from my previous blog post about Arty Farty Bol**cks. In that post I...

ARTY FARTY BOL**CKS

ARTY FARTY BOL**CKS Sorry about the inferred swear words. But this a term that is widely used to describe something quite interesting.     Arty Farty B’s refers to...
cave art

CAVE ART new evidence…

CAVE PAINTING Last year I wrote an article about the cave paintings in Lasceaux France. That blog post was mostly about the pigments used. And...
St Marks Venice

RELIGION IN ART

  RELIGION IN ART ‘Religious art or sacred art is artistic imagery using religious inspiration and motifs and is often intended to uplift the mind to the spiritual.’ Wikepedia. But is it? Is...
BIG BEN at Westminster

The Importance of Power and Politics in Art.

POWER AND POLITICS IN ART This is a big subject for a blog post. So goodness knows where to begin. First of all, what is art?...
The Gender Divide in Art

More on a Gender Divide in Art.

In my recent blog post I questioned whether women artists were taking over. That was a rhetorical question based on a personal observation that there...
Abstract painting

ABSTRACT ART IS LIKE CLASSICAL MUSIC

ABSTRACT ART AND NON-SUBJECTIVE ART The subject of abstract art and non-subjective art came up again the other day as I was updating some descriptions...
CR printing on Epson

GICLEE IS STILL THE BEST THING SINCE …

GICLEE IS STILL THE BEST THING SINCE SLICED BREAD I wrote a blog post about giclee printing a couple of years ago. It claimed that giclee is...

Nature or Nurture the biological determinism debate.

NATURE v NURTURE or BIOLOGICAL DETERMINISM ‘Biological determinism versus cultural determinism’ is a bit of a mouthful. It is the same thing as ‘nature versus...

Six theories about art

'Six theories about ART' by Colin Ruffell ‘What it means and what to do about it’ This blog post, concerning six possible theories about art, is based on...