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But is it Art?

A colleague responded to the work I doing with the representation of blood but noting that he had come across an interesting book entitled ‘But is it art?’ by Cynthia Freeland which has a chapter on blood and beauty, and … Continue reading

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The artifice in representing reality

Everyone knows the painter’s skill is capturing reality and the range of ways of doing this. Indeed recently the difference of approaches of Constable and Turner have been in the news – see here. Of course no painting is in … Continue reading

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A photo a day – the Avenue

When I drive to dad’s each week via the fish and chip shop I travel in time. Even though the streets are less than 2 miles from where are currently live, age and lifestyle mean that I haven’t travelled down … Continue reading

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A photo a day – Alex’s life in a bowl

We all have places where we keep particular things and even though Alex has allocated drawers in the front room he seems to have commandeered this glass bowl for the same use and left the drawers empty.

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Digital Revolution: the book of the exhibition

I read the forward and five essays from the book[1] that accompanied the exhibition. Here are my notes and thoughts. The scope of the exhibition is broad – media arts, cinema, design, games, video – this hints at the journey … Continue reading

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Digital Revolution and my chosen medium

In a recent post I outlined some of the exhibits at the Barbican’s Digital Revolution Exhibition. Here I continue that review by focussing on thee installations that really captured my imagination. There were three creations all based on camera and … Continue reading

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A photo a day – reality

“Pete’s grip on reality was called into question when he spilt some digital colour in M&S”

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A photo a day – history, memory and photos

I went to see mum this morning. I took two photos with me to place on her wall so staff would only see mum as Jean – the elderly patient dying of Peritoneal Cancer in room 7 of Ruby Ward … Continue reading

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A photo a day – access, beauty and compromise

Today’s photo is in the realist school – mostly. It shows some of the work we are currently having done to our back garden. The aim is to make the garden more accessible to me – we only moved in … Continue reading

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A photo a day – the park as spectacle

I was back to the dentist today. His place is not too far from me and so I pushed myself there. I stopped at Beckenham Recreation ground on the way and had in mind a different type of shot in … Continue reading

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