Tag Archives: Van Gogh

The art of suffering

At the moment I am re-reading How Proust Can Change Your Life by Alain de Botton, my favourite living popular philosopher (if you have can popular science you can have popular philosophy). In this book, de Botton talks about Proust’s … Continue reading

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My fellow students’ isms (in brief) – Part Three

Spatialism This was a post-World War II movement founded by Italian artist Lucio Fontana. It represented a move away from mere painting as an art form, it aimed to synthesize colour, sound, space, movement and time into a new type … Continue reading

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Does eccentricity and creativity come hand in hand?

Researching artists who collect, artists who question collecting, and artists who obsessively collect made me wonder: are all artists a little bit, or a lot, eccentric? All of the artists I and my fellow art students researched were eccentric on … Continue reading

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My favourite drawers – those people whose drawings I like a lot.

Frank Auerbach I am drawn to this image for the emotion he is able to create here, sometimes with simple-seeming strokes but often with heavy, clumsy strokes. Vincent Van Gogh I like this picture for the emotion it contains and … Continue reading

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