Scissors – Vladimir Kush

I have been pretty quiet, I know, and I apologise, but I have started a new job, and I am sure you all remember what a new job entails... endless bombardment of new information and frantically trying to look like you know what you are doing. This does impact my creative flow a little. This... Continue Reading →

The Fighting Temeraire – J.M.W. Turner

I have been pretty quiet over the weekend, as I had a tooth pulled out, and this momentarily gave me a dip in my inspiration.  Not that my tooth being pulled has anything to do with Turner and his paintings, but I guess that there is a vague link to my tooth and the Temeraire... Continue Reading →

The Crying Spider – Odilon Redon

As you can image, I talk about art quite a lot.  Simply because I enjoy it, but sometimes my choices do seem to perplex some.  For example, I know that this picture will confuse the person who sits next to me at work.  Very often we have conversations about the differences of how I view... Continue Reading →

Moses – Michelangelo

Recently, a friend of mine handed me a replica sculpture and asked me to guess who it was.  The sculpture was of a bearded man, holding a tablet, robes around his legs, and 2 horns on the front of his head.  Will with my greek hat on, I immediately thought of Pan, but he didn't... Continue Reading →

How influential is Art on the myth making process?

As I am sure you guys know, I have been banging on about doing a course on Greek mythology for a while.  Well my final assignment is in and up for marking, but I found it a really interesting subject, so thought I would share it with you.  This isn't really about any particular piece... Continue Reading →

Film – Hereditary

It's been an age since I have written about a film, so obviously I am jumping at the chance to tell you all about this little gem, hopefully I will do a better job that 'The Independent' writer, who wrote such an appalling article about the film, that I felt compelled to tell them either... Continue Reading →

Spotlight on Seth Globepainter

Spotlight on Seth Globepainter https://parkstone.international/2018/06/18/spotlight-on-seth-globepainter/ — Read on parkstone.international/2018/06/18/spotlight-on-seth-globepainter/ Check out my article for Parkstone International

Night owl – Hua Tunan

I am, quite often referred to as a 'night owl'. I don't sleep well as I have mentioned a few times before, and I can often be found wandering through the internet late at night. Usually I am looking at some sort of art or watching crazy YouTube videos about spiders, or trying to find... Continue Reading →

Quote me…

I was nominated by The Britchy One, who if you haven't checked out her site, you really should. It's an amusing read, but that's all I will tell you as if you want to find out what it is about you will need to go and find out yourself. This game was created by Okie-Dokie-Bloke... Continue Reading →

The 12 Labours of Putin – Part 4

I have really had fun writing these posts, as it has given me a lot to look over in areas that interest me - art (albeit some of it awful), Greek mythology and the actions of people.  I have received some great feedback from readers, so if there are other things like this, that you... Continue Reading →

The 12 Labours of Putin – Part 3

I apologies now for starting on an ugly picture, but I left off just before the Cretan bull, and frankly the pictures of Putin in heroic Greek stance get uglier from here on out... but as Magnus Magnusson used to say..."I've started, so I'll finish" (for anyone who isn't British and have no clue that... Continue Reading →

The 12 Labours of Putin – Part 2

I don't really know if you have been on tenterhooks or not for the next round of Putin as Hercules, but I am hoping that you are finding the perception of him fascinating!  So where were we?  Hercules had Killed the lion and the hydra and got the deer.  Putin has fought with terrorism, staved... Continue Reading →

The 12 Labours of Putin – Part 1

Anyone who has been reading this blog a while, or who knows me, will probably know that I have a very dry sense of humour.  I find people watching one of the best activities for my humour to take full force, so when I read about foreign leaders and their antics, it fills me with... Continue Reading →

Holiday – Frank Herfort

Yesterday, was a bank holiday in the UK.  This usually means that everyone in the UK will attempt to get their BBQ out, come rain or shine, it will rain, if you own a caravan you must spend at least 8 hours stuck in traffic towing it somewhere, and if you have children, it is... Continue Reading →

Untitled – Mothmeister

Actually today you are going to get a twofer, as today's piece is technically a collaborative work.  I was lucky enough to see this and many other of Mothmeister's pieces at their book launch last Saturday, held in the Crypt Galleries in London.  It was an amazing couple of hours wandering around the Crypt seeing... Continue Reading →

Unbreakable – Nosego

Fate and destiny are funny things aren't they. On one hand I don't believe that anyone has a predefined route to life, you make your own way and what happens happens. On the other hand, I do believe that you meet certain people for a reason and that no matter how long someone stays in... Continue Reading →

Trickster – Dan Hillier

Do you ever have one of those weeks when you just feel that inspiration just comes up and slaps you in the face? Maybe not everyone has these, but I do. I definitely see beauty in a lot of things that others don't, but this week I have seen some amazing things which I will... Continue Reading →

I and the village – Marc Chagall

I usually avoid cubism as it isn't my favourite form of art... to me it takes surrealism to a degree I am not overly comfortable with on a viewing level, which I know might sound odd from a self professed surrealism lover, but I just don't see the need for cubism, but we all have... Continue Reading →

La Polonaise – Tamara de Lempicka

Have you seen Google today? It is celebrating Tamara de Lempicka's 120th birthday.  Lempicka was an accomplished Art Deco artist who lived between 1898 and 1980.  She was very well known for her stylised portraits of the aristocracy as well as painting nudes.   She was the mistress to Baron Raoul Kuffner, and after his wife... Continue Reading →

Oedipus – Jean-Léon Gerome

Life has been crazy busy recently, with studying for my Greek mythology course and writing the first assignment (which I have to say was a trial in itself for me as I am used to writing more than 500 words in a blog post, so why someone thinks that I could explain who has the... Continue Reading →

Satsuma – Eric Wert

I am not the biggest fan of still life.  It is usually some chintzy flowers in a Royal Doulton vase, or some lack lustre fish in a bowl.  The pallet is usually dim and the backgrounds feel musty, just making the whole picture look as though it belongs in your great aunt Mildred's house which... Continue Reading →

Ivan the terrible killing his son – Ilya Repin

History is fascinating.  I have only found this since getting a bit older, as in school I only seem to remember studying the first world war.  If you had spoken to me at the age of 18 I could have told you a lot about trench foot, trench warfare and no mans land.  We never... Continue Reading →

Jacinta – Louis Ginnett

You know when people tell you to "cheer up, it could always be worse"?  My usual response is "Yes, I could be on a sinking ship", I was fairly happy with this response until recently, when a friend of mine came out with "You could be a conjoined twin".  My initial reaction was to laugh,... Continue Reading →

Myra – Marcus Harvey

There are many evils in the world.  On a small scale... Anchovies.  On a larger scale war, murder, rape, abuse, bullying... we each have our own version of what evil looks like, yet we unite in the iconic images which represent an wrong done or atrocity created.  I think we can all pretty much agree... Continue Reading →

Silkworm – Heidi Taillefer

I have been crazy busy the last few days.  I have started my Greek mythology course and been surrounding myself in the Homeric world of "The Iliad", thankfully I downloaded the audio book, so that I could be wallpapering while immersing myself in the Trojan war.  I have also been out and about meeting lots... Continue Reading →

The Judgment of Paris – François-Xavier Fabre

Do you ever have one of those days where you think...maybe I made the wrong choice?  Perhaps you put on a pair of shoes that are really uncomfortable, or you told someone some advice that you later felt was probably inappropriate, or maybe you helped pick out the fairest woman alive, not knowing that your... Continue Reading →

Ghost Stories

I absolutely love a horror film, from the very bad ones to the amazingly haunting ones, but I find that usually the end is a little lack lustre. It usually revolves around the story having a happy ending and the demon, murderer, ghost or psycho getting their just desserts and everyone getting on with their... Continue Reading →

The invisible enemy should not exist – Michael Rakowitz

There is a certain sadness that comes with the destruction of anything. I hate to see books destroyed, as they contain wisdom.  Buildings which are abandoned or left in a state of disrepair give the feeling of loss, and I especially hate seeing art destroyed; no matter how good or bad the artwork, that was... Continue Reading →

I want my time with you – Tracey Emin

I have a theory about how men and women's brains work different.  Men's brains work in straight lines, this means that they only really go forwards or backwards, which is why they can't remember the argument that was had with their respective female partner in 1984 about the red scarf that got left on the... Continue Reading →

South of Heaven – Osman Taner Küçükgenç

Depending on your outlook on life, you may believe in horoscopes or you might just think they are a bunch of hocum.  Personally I think that one horoscope reading a day/week/month for the amount of people that would fall under that star sign is a little far fetched, and they are kept intentionally vague to... Continue Reading →

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