Category Archives: art

Forming A Disorderly Kew #Kewgardens #Dalechihuly

I’ve always enjoyed sculptures that seek to compliment their habitat. Sort of releasing the artist’s imagination into the wild, as it were. It takes a certain chutzpah to do this as well. Nature, after all, creates both the best canvases … Continue reading

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Surreal In The Here And Now

I found myself in the Tate Modern the other day, preparing to take in the Dorothea Tanning exhibition. For those of you who don’t know Dorothea’s work, she was a surrealist painter, who married Max Ernst. She was born in … Continue reading

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National Treasures #dunkirk #graysonperry

(images from my trip to the Serpentine gallery) Is it just the Brits or do all nations collect National Treasures with such zealousness, bordering on the obsessive. For those not in the know these are not objects, artefacts or grand … Continue reading

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From Paddington to Page #walking #london

So what links Paddington Bear and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin? Me of course. I reposted a couple of days ago about why Paddington is so important to me and anything that brings him to mind is, well, a pleasure. … Continue reading

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Hitchcock and the Underground #London #travels

So there I was, on my way east on our rickety old transport system – I could dredge up some wikistats to tell you there are more passengers on the underground every weekday than bacteria in my nose to prove … Continue reading

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Painting a Love Story #streetart #dulwich festival #shortstory

Over the weekend Dulwich festival has included a local street art tour and commissioned a new piece for the entrance to the long disused Crystal Palace High level railway tunnel in Sydenham Hill Woods. I took some pictures and a story sort of emerged (with apologies … Continue reading

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O is for Odd balls, Old Street and Street Art #atozchallenge

Today is intended to be very visual. If you’ve followed me for any length of time you will know I really – as in REALLY – enjoy street art. We have a fair selection in my corner of South London … Continue reading

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