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VIVA ARTE VENEZIA: Venice Biennale 2017

Published on ocula, 31 August 2017

If hell is other people, as the delightful Parisian existentialist, Jean-Paul Sartre once remarked, then the Venice Biennale during the four day preview is a veritable inferno. 2,285 more words

Art

Come closer to the Light

Psalm 27

“The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom should I fear?
The Lord is my Life’s refuge; of whom should I be afraid?”

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Brunhilde Luken

Gary Abkin - An Anthropology of Earthly Fools

distance is everything (2016) oil on canvas, 91cm x91cm
And approach to the meaning restores the experience In a different form, beyond any meaning We can assign to happiness.   609 more words

Art Chronicles: Philip Guston

Philip Guston’s work as a painter is interesting in that it seems to divide quite startlingly into two disparate styles: first he was an abstract expressionist and then he was not. 428 more words

Art & Photography

Philip Guston's "death mask" painting of T.S. Eliot

“East Coker-Tse” by Philip Guston

East Coker

T.S. Eliot

I

In my beginning is my end. In succession
Houses rise and fall, crumble, are extended, 172 more words

Rainbows

The return to colour continues, with some rainbows. Previously when working with colour I was pre-occupied with hues and my inability to differentiate some of them. 191 more words

Composition, correction, negative space

Today tried to address my problems with composition. Among other things, I muddle “composition” with mimetic accuracy, symmetry, and balance (as rigid stability). “Composition” becomes a process of “correcting” parts of the picture that appear to lean or pull the image (or the eye) in an unwanted wrong direction. 560 more words