Retrospective Film Review

Merlin helps Arthur Pendragon unite the Britons around the Round Table of Camelot, even as dark forces conspire to tear it apart.


The famous painter of colourful animals hoped to find the essence of all things beyond the wonderful illusion of our world.

Franz Marc predominantly painted animals. Or to be precise, he animalised his paintings. His art was driven by a philosophical exploration of nature and by interrogating the nature of reality itself.

As I understand it, Marc was beginning to build upon the concept of animism — that all things have within them an animating spirit. However, he was pushing past this notion toward a belief that these spirits were actually facets of one ‘unifying spirit’, of which we were once also a part.


Inspired by natural form, Brunelleschi’s famous Florentine dome remains the biggest of its kind ever built…

A church, of some sort, had stood at the site of Florence Cathedral since the fourth-century. Not surprisingly, by the thirteenth-century, it was no longer in a good state of repair and in dire need of an overhaul. The building of the ‘new’ cathedral began in 1296 and was not completed until 1436. That’s 140 years under construction.

‘Il Duomo’ at the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, viewed from Michelangelo Hill [photograph by Petar Milošević — view license]

The original designs for ‘Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore’ were laid-out by the the architect and sculptor, Arnolfo di Cambio, and were startlingly different from the medieval fashion of the time. Seeking inspiration from classical buildings, he’d avoided towers, high arches…


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Lou Gunstone on ‘Too Good to Scrap’

I suppose it’s the love of travel and freedom which draws me towards cars. The memories of fun-filled family days out. Chances are that most people could tell you the car that their Mum or Dad drove them around in. In my case, my Dad had a red Mk3 Ford Escort with a metallic green rear door on one side. This looked absolutely rubbish but meant that we could always find it in the car park...

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Trees have always featured prominently in art but since the 1960s a handful of post-modern artist have presented trees, sometimes unaltered, as sculpture…

There’s a difference between making art out of a tree and making art with a tree. Wood has been used as a material in art since prehistoric times. It’s commonly used as a sculptural material and of course, is the basis for most paper, which is about the most common art material, very often used in conjunction with a wooden pencil, or charcoal!

A tree already fulfills many of the criteria art critics use to formally analyse sculpture. Imagine a tree in your mind’s eye or, better still, if there’s a tree in sight, take a look at it. Is…


Arrow Blu-ray Film Review

Strange events plague a young man when he’s summoned to the secluded home of a wealthy childhood friend and his twin sister.


Eureka Blu-ray Film Review

A young priest is ordered to preside over the wake of witch in a small old wooden church of a remote village.


In the late 19th-Century, French painter Claude Monet strove to portray the world as authentically as possible and left a lasting impression…

The painting that gave the Impressionists their name is a beautifully poetic evocation: you can almost feel the chill breeze coming off the water and hear the soft lapping as the boats move, feel the gentle warming of the sun as it burns off the morning mist. French painter, Claude Monet created an impression of what it was like to be there at that time… When we look at this painting, we are standing ‘in the shoes’ of the artist, seeing through their eyes, perhaps sensing some of their feelings about that time and place. …


Norwegian artist, Edvard Munch, painter of ‘The Scream’, was a self-proclaimed madman but, maybe, he was actually saner than most…

Edvard Munch is one of the earliest, and most influential, of the pioneering Expressionist painters. He’s widely known for his recurring themes of alienation, anxiety, grief, and despair. Munch had a traumatic childhood during which many of his friends and family died and this deeply affected his outlook. Although his paintings are often sombre and disturbing, the overall message proclaimed by his oeuvre is ultimately a positive one.

’Evening on Karl Johan Street’ (1892) by Edvard Munch [view license]

In his 1892 painting of an Evening on Karl Johan Street, the wealthy and fashionable people crowd along the street toward the viewer like a relentless column of zombies from a cheap…

Remy Dean

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