Arty quotes

“Before his easel,” wrote Gauguin, “the artist is slave neither to the past, the present, nature, nor even to his neighbour. Himself, always himself.”

Clutching at straws.

03/10/2021

My tenuous relationship to William Blake and Gabriel Dante Rossetti, two great artists and poets. ...more

Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s menagerie.

03/10/2021

An excerpt from Some Reminiscences (1906) by William Michael Rossetti ...more

Julian Barnes

30/08/2017

"The Raft of the Medusa" ...more

The purpose of an exhibition?

12/02/2017

Small extract from "To the lighthouse" by Virginia Woolfe ...more

Les Desmoiselles d'Avignon.

10/08/2016

The foundation of Modern Art? ...more

Brian Sewell

10/08/2016

Contemporary Exhibitionists? ...more

Walter Gropius

10/08/2016

Artists or Craftsmen? ...more