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Courbet and his Artist's Studio

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to escape to Paris for a long weekend (though it’s not so much of an escape at the moment, as life in the UK City of Culture is pretty exciting!) and was lucky enough to spend a few hours at possibly my favourite art gallery, Musée d’Orsay. 1,084 more words


Male gaze, Japanese photography, Courbet, ketchup


Actually, the subject is zooming in and zooming out

Pardonnez-moi, chers lecteurs francophones, de n’avoir pas encore préparé une version française de ce texte-ci.


I began to pay attention to how much this act of brushing my teeth had become routinized, nonconscious behavior, compared with my first efforts to do it as a child.

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The Real World

Blackpaint 588 - Fundamental! Wolfie and Hockers at the Tates

Wolfgang Tillmans, Tate Modern

Huge blown-up photos on the walls, but also desktops full of his “snaps” (and pro-Remain, anti-Brexit propaganda posters/leaflets he presumably produced).  He calls each room an “installation”, the nature of which he expounds in the booklet, to avoid explanations on the walls.   658 more words

Painting, Traditional, Modern And Abstract, Conceptual Art

Romanticism - Art History Style

So it’s that time of year again when all the love-heart shaped chocolate boxes are out in full force and red roses feature in every shop window. 762 more words

Art World

Charles-François Daubigny: the first Impressionist? 1

If I had to put a single name forward as the first Impressionist, it would have to be Charles-François Daubigny, who was born two centuries ago, on 15 February 1817, in Paris. 869 more words


Fakin' it

“We look back at past ages and see how things people deeply believed in at the time were actually a rigid conformity that prevented them from seeing important changes that were happening elsewhere.

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