Category Archive: Politics

Flickr darkens pics for #SOPA #PIPA protest blackout

Irritatingly I only saw this as the end of the day approached but Flickr are allowing users to symbolically darken their images to raise awareness for protests against #SOPA and #PIPA – the… Continue reading

Bob and Roberta Smith at WORK

WORK art space are exhibiting the work of Bob and Roberta Smith for their inaugural show. Bright and with a political bent, it’s an engaging debut – personal favourites were the concrete vegetable… Continue reading

Massacre in Korea – Picasso (Part 5: THE END)

So you know Massacre in Korea’s backstory, technical analysis, comparison with Guernica and the critical reception – but have we all come to the same conclusion? Mine is below but you can feel… Continue reading

Massacre in Korea – Picasso (Part 3: versus Guernica)

The comparison between Massacre in Korea and Guernica, painted by Picasso in 1937, has been touched on several times in part one and two but it is worth engaging in a more lengthy study of… Continue reading

Massacre in Korea – Picasso (Part 2: The painting itself)

So, you’ve read the backstory, now for the technical analysis of Picasso’s Massacre in Korea… The key points of the analysis are listed as follows with the full descriptive text after the jump… Continue reading

Massacre in Korea – Picasso (Part 1: Introduction)

Okay, so. Picasso. Picasso is one of the world’s best loved artists and his work has commanded some of the highest prices ever paid at auction. He was also hugely prolific, leaving behind… Continue reading

Earth: Art of a Changing World

On the very final day of its run I went to see Earth: Art of a Changing World at the RA. It was most interesting stuff and I’m glad I had a chance… Continue reading

The Elgin Marbles

Curious to see what art-related petitions were out there I did a quick search for ‘art’ and found a petition to keep the Elgin Marbles in the country with a meagre two signatures while one to repatriate them had 253 (one being a Mr Elgin).

Kseniya Simonova, Ukraine’s Got Talent

Kseniya Simonova – Ukraine’s Got Talent, 2009 Now, I don’t know much about Ukraine beyond some books by Andrey Kurkov and Marina Lewycka but it seems to me that they must be something… Continue reading

Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, Exodus 20:4

According to all good news sources Pope Benedict XVI is hoping to hold an art summit later in the year and has invited about 500 artists in the hopes of bridging the chasm… Continue reading