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Today, yesterday, the day before

Kierkegaard writes, ‘Repetition and recollection are the same movement, except in opposite directions, for what is recollected has been, is repeated backward, whereas genuine repetition is recollected forward.’ I have a very repetitious life. I am a little obsessed with … Continue reading

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My new favourite word: Flâneur

I recently came across this word in a funny little book I found in a funny little art shop in London: Patrick Keller’s The View from the Train. This book is a collection of essays which explain Keller’s work and … Continue reading

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Why all artists should drink coffee

I’ve always suspected that coffee fired my imagination. Today I found out that science and history backs up my suspicions. History has it that coffee was discovered in Ethiopia over a thousand years ago by a poetic goat-herder called Kaldi … Continue reading

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Do drugs make for better art?

Recently I watched a news item on the BBC News website which asks whether ex-drug addict artists could produce good work? Or at least, it asks, could they, once drug free, produce art of the same high standard as that … Continue reading

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More on the question: so when do I get to actually get to paint something?

Today at college we had a Very Special Visitor. He is called Jeff or Geoff. He is known to us as the External Examiner. He visits twice a year and when he visits we get to eat posh sandwiches and … Continue reading

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