James Milne on ‘Memory and Oblivion’

When researching a site, I’m drawn toward the periphery, recording overlooked or prosaic traces. This includes photographing or drawing debris or vernacular buildings left behind by demolition or clearing. I also utilise a range of sources such as public archives, inexpensive postcards or found imagery to aid the direction and…

Discussing how Art Nouveau transformed into Art Deco and how to distinguish them…

One of the perennial questions from students on my Art History courses is, “What’s the difference between Art Nouveau and Art Deco?” Well, there’s a simple answer that lacks accuracy and an accurate answer that’s not that simple. …

Maurizio Cattelan has made a career of fusing silliness with seriousness, comedy with concept, entertainment with art…

The first work by Italian artist, Maurizio Cattelan to catch my attention was La Nona Ora / The Ninth Hour, aka Struck Pope, considered by many to be his breakthrough piece though, in 1999, he was already good decade into his career…

‘La Nona Ora / The Ninth Hour’ (1999) by Maurizio Cattelan *

In this installation, the gallery space is carpeted…

Darren Neave on roadkilllandfillgoodwillmother

The local environment is shaped by food and fuel production, agricultural techniques, private estates and small communities clinging on to make ends meet. Miscanthus and maize sit adjacent to fields of wheat and rapeseed. The panorama feels cinematic at times, the clear skies and mostly flat perspectives are fringed with…

Exploring the spooky Japanese art that has recorded the surreal world of yōkai for centuries, from woodblock to celluloid…

Most children in the west know what fairies and goblins — even vampires and werewolves — are. They’ll even have a general idea of what they look like and how they may behave. There’s little need for detailed descriptions and explanations. Well, that’s how it is for Japanese children and…

Olafur Eliasson’s ‘Ice Watch’ is a recurring work of public art that connects us with the world as physical and emotional beings

Environmental art has been a thing since the mid-nineteenth century but has moved to the forefront of culture over the last few decades. Now, to coincide with COP26 (the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference), a plethora of environmentally aware arts and activism events are scheduled in and around the…

Remy Dean

This + That + Other + Author + Artist + Creative Consultant in Education + Fantasy novels published by The Red Sparrow Press + https://remydean.blogspot.com/

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