PART ONE

an epic fantasy novel by Remy Dean with Zel Cariad

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A few Classical Greek statues established the western paradigms of masculine and feminine (even bovine) beauty that have persisted for millennia…

Myron of Eleutherae was respected as being one of the earliest Greek sculptors to achieve complete realism, fused with perfect aesthetic balance. He worked toward an end result cast in bronze and produced figures that, to the observers of the time, looked as if they would actually complete the movement in which they had been cast. They were anatomically accurate. Their flesh and skin texture appeared supple and mobile, despite being made of hard metal.

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The main medium of Richard Long’s landscape art is the land itself

After three previous nominations, Richard Long was awarded the 1989 Turner Prize. Unusually, the prize was given to him on the strength of his body of work to date, not for a single specific work. This reflects the context of his oeuvre that spans the globe in distance and could also be interpreted as spanning a timeline of geological epochs.

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‘A Snowball Track’ (1964) by Richard Long *

One of his earliest significant works was created in 1964, when he drew a meandering line across a field of snow by rolling a large snowball, creating a form common in nature — the sphere — whilst at the same time leaving behind it a negative form of bare earth that tracked his path. The negative space was physically represented in the accumulated snow as was the time and motion expended in its creation. Not only was this a physical response to the formal aspects of the land, its contours and textures, but also relied on seasonal and transient processes of precipitation… it was also a low impact intervention that wold leave little or no lasting trace in the environment…


Eureka Blu-ray Film Review

Two classics of Japanese sci-fi cinema, both directed by the great Ishirō Honda, for the first time ever on home video in the UK…

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The H-Man (1958)

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Eureka Blu-ray Film Review

A wax museum hires a writer to give the sculptures stories. The writer imagines himself and the museum owner’s daughter in the stories.

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How Henri Matisse released colour from captivity and became the ‘Father of the Fauves’

The term ‘fauve’ is the French word for a ‘wild beast’ and referred to the instinctive, rather than trained, style of a group of painters united by their expressive, rather than realistic, use of colour. Henri Matisse was the foremost of the early Fauvist painter and often called the ‘Father of the Fauves’. His influence can be detected in the work of many many major artists including Georges Braque, Pablo Picasso and Gustav Klimt…

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‘Green Stripe, or a Portrait of Madame Matisse’ (1905) by Henri Matisse [view license]

In 1905, Matisse painted a portrait that would become famous in art circles and cited as a key piece of groundbreaking art by many academics and art historians. With Green Stripe, or a Portrait of Madame Matisse, he has rejected traditional use of colour and most notably he even uses quite vibrant colours for the shadows as well as there being strokes of incongruous colour daubed here and there. …


Eureka Blu-ray Film Review

A giant, ancient moth attacks Japan when trying to rescue its two petite worshippers, who were taken by an unscrupulous showman.

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Retrospective Film Review

When the wife of the Shogun’s Decapitator is murdered and he’s ordered to commit suicide by the paranoid Shogun, he and his four-year-old son escape and become assassins for hire…

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Photography by Chino Otsuka, Jonathan Meades, Tom Wood, Me and You!

In the artist’s statement for the exhibition, ‘Processed Memory’, I made the observation that the photograph has become synonymous with memory. Adverts often use photographs and the visual language of the photo album to imply personal histories and tales of recollection. Lately, our memories have become increasingly digitised. Ferb (of Phineas and Ferb) made the point that, “Fame is fleeting, but the internet is forever”. Increasingly, digital pictures are the way that we remember and store our memories of people and places.

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Author and Artist

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Folklore and hearsay fascinate me, how the myths and legends of the past affect our world today. I love telling stories that hover somewhere in the hinterland between fact and fantasy, whilst scratching at the surface of a truth. Stories are at the core of my creative practice and my main modes of expression are writing and photography. I also draw and explore objet-avec-courte-histoire (object with short story). Films, Fantasy and Fine Art are the topics I most often write about on Medium...

I was born in Newport, South Wales, 1965, and was writing stories as soon as I could write and long before I could spell! Mostly, reworkings of what I’d seen on telly or read in comics. I remember writing my own take on Watership Down, only with bumblebees, instead of…

About

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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