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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


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


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


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