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Thomas Ruff at Whitechapel Gallery

Baffled and confused are the aftermath feelings of Thomas Ruff’s retrospective at Whitechapel Gallery.
Works from 1980 are arranged on the gallery walls, oscillating from portraits, set-ups, arrangements, nudes and collage-like photographs by the German artist. 621 more words


The Da Vinci Sale and a New Meaning of What Art is Worth

If the past is any indication, Wednesday’s anonymous buyer didn’t make a smart financial investment. After the family trust of the Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev purchased Leonardo da Vinci’s portrait of Christ, … 514 more words


Guarding her from dangerous predators - The Sleeping Gypsy by Henri Rousseau

The predator stalks close to the woman falling asleep near her banjo and water jug. High in the luminous blue sky, the moon watches them. The lion gently approaches her body and breathes in her hair. 179 more words


Sybille - La feria de Santiponce by Manuel Rodriguez de Guzman

Under a bright blue sky, guarded by an overlooking castle perched on the hills, the court advances into the forest in search of amusement and delight. 400 more words


The extreme unsubversiveness of modern art

(Thoughts arising from visiting the Dali/Duchamp exhibition at the Royal Academy, then reading books about Surrealism, Dali and Duchamp.)

Straw men

I helped my son study for his philosophy A-level and one of the many interesting aspects was a handout his teachers gave him detailing 20 or so common fallacious arguments. 3,827 more words