Innovation vs. cyclicity: Art predictions for the next 10 years

Image Description: A 3D printed skull, in side profile, with interior and exterior anatomical features showing. Last year, the Arts Council, a government organisation tasked with promoting and developing arts and culture across England, published its draft document entitled ‘Shaping the next ten years.’ This document, to be fully published later this year, stated that […]

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This is not a headline

Image description: Rene Magritte’s ‘Time Transfixed’, 1938 It was not by wandering the halls of a museum, nor by studying him in any art project, that I discovered Rene Magritte. Instead, it was through the superabundant parodies of his work, most notably based on ‘The Son of Man’. One simply has to search “son of man parody” […]

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Winter Warmers

Image Description: ‘The Reader’ by Renoir When November is at its drizzliest, literature can provide some much needed escapism. A good story can block out the harshest of winds or the bleakest of skies, and provide us with a window into sunnier climes. What follows are two of my favourite pieces of literature which I […]

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‘The Outsiders’ by S.E.Hinton

It has been more than 50 years since the publication of S.E. Hinton’s first novel ‘The Outsiders’. Set in 1960s Oklahoma, ‘The Outsiders’ is a moving coming-of-age story surrounding the gang rivalry between lower-class ‘Greasers’ and upper-class ‘Socials’. Given the big societal changes that have happened since then and how dated, for example, the social […]

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