Friday, 22 October 2010
Saturday, 16 October 2010
It is a beautifully produced book with a 'Gallery' of 40 artists from 1940s to 2000s and an interesting 'Historical Background' from Pre-Columbian 5000BC to Contemporary 2010.
Anne is a writer specialising in Caribbean art and writing. She herself has quite an art collection, some of which I had the pleasure of framing for her.
Art in the Caribbean: an Introduction
Monday, 4 October 2010
Unfortunately this technology is being used instead to hang huge advertisements onto buildings, often partially covering the more tasteful reproduction facade.
The photo above shows the church of San Simeon Piccolo in Venice - the first building you see as you come out of the railway station. You can see that they have gone to the trouble of erecting a reproduction of the building to hide the restoration work which would otherwise be quite an eyesore. On top of this they have applied an advertisement for Calvin Klein jeans!
There are many much much worse examples of this practice.
I was pleased to read in the Observer this week That Sir Norman Foster, the directors of The British Museum, The V& A and New York's Museum of Modern Art are joining a protest against this practice in Venice. Read the interesting article at:
(photo courtesy Michael Tinkler at Flickr)
Sunday, 3 October 2010
Friday, 1 October 2010
1/10/1865 Paul Dukas born
3/10/1920 Max Bruch died5/10/1880 Offenbach died
3/10/1931 Carl Nielsen died
9/10/1813 Verdi born
9/10/1835 Saint-Saëns born
11/10/1896 Bruckner died
12/10/1872 Vaughan Williams born
14/10/1990 Bernstein died
17/10/1849 Chopin died
18/10/1893 Gounod died
20/10/1874 Charles Ives born
22/11/1811 Liszt born
24/10/1725 A Scarlatti died
25/11/1825 J Strauss Jr born
25/11/1838 Bizet born
26/11/1685 D Scarlatti born
27/11/1782 Paganini born