Why We Should Draw More (and Photograph Less)

Why We Should Draw More (and Photograph Less)

Whenever something looks interesting, beautiful there’s a natural impulse to want to capture and preserve it, which means in this day and age that we will likely to reach for our phones and take picture. Though this might seem like…

ART/ARCHITECTURE – Andrea Palladio

ART/ARCHITECTURE – Andrea Palladio

Vicenza. 25 miles inland from Venice, is one of the leading sites of global architectural tourism- and for one reason. Many of the works of Andrea Palladio are located in and around that town. Andrea Palladio was born at the…

ART/ARCHITECTURE – Johannes Vermeer

ART/ARCHITECTURE – Johannes Vermeer

The wrong things in our world are glamorous: fast cars, tomato throwing contests, actors – instead of the right things: going to bed early, long walks observing the sky at dusk, kindness… It’s not that nothing at all is glamorous,…

ART/ARCHITECTURE: Andy Warhol

ART/ARCHITECTURE: Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol Was the most Glamorous Figure of 20th Century American Art Born in Pennsylvania in 1928 to czech parents he lived most of his life in New York Much about his life was eccentric He wore a silver wig,…

ART/ARCHITECTURE – Edward Hopper

ART/ARCHITECTURE – Edward Hopper

Edward Hopper is a painter of gloomy paintings that don’t make us feel gloomy. Instead, they help us to recognize the loneliness that so often lies, at the heart of sadness. In his Automat women sits alone drinking a cup…

Why Arts Graduates Are Under-Employed

Why Arts Graduates Are Under-Employed

Arts graduates across the developed world, often complain bitterly about the difficulties they face finding good employment. They spent long and costly years studying such subjects as history, art, philosophy, poetry and drama, then they reach the jobs market and…

Art is Advertising for What We Really Need

Art is Advertising for What We Really Need

At the centre of our societies is a hugely inventive force dedicated to nudging us towards a heightened appreciation of certain aspects of the world. With enormous skill, it throws into relief the very best sides of particular places and…

HISTORY OF IDEAS – Art

HISTORY OF IDEAS – Art

Art has a very high status in modern societies: People flock to museums and art works fetch record prices. But our age is also oddly reluctant to say in clear terms what art might actually be for. An odd mystique…