Turning over a new leaf – or two

It’s about time we had some more unusual art on here.  A while ago I posted about  artist Willard Wigan who micro sculptures can only be viewed through a microscope (tiny worlds between heartbeats)  I contrasted the micro art with the work of Hyperrealist sculptor Ron Meuck whose gigantic realistic sculptures have a unerving quality aboutContinue reading “Turning over a new leaf – or two”

Electric Figures in the Landscape

  I do like seeing figures in the landscape – these monuments. When Antony Gormley built his Angel of the North there was outcry at first.  But that statue has become part of the landscape and is a welcoming sight to travellers.  The material the artist used has aged and giving the statue  a lovely patina. But what about theContinue reading “Electric Figures in the Landscape”

Gormley’s ‘One and Other’: Brian Sewell’s ‘Critique’ (or Rant!)

Tuning into Antony Gormley’s ‘One and Other’ live project, the guests this week were the art critic Brian Sewell  and writer, comedienne Sandy Toxvig.  Sewell was scathing about the work, he doesn’t agree with it and says it detracts from the National Gallery.   It is also ‘ A futile waste of time’.  and ‘no one is worthyContinue reading “Gormley’s ‘One and Other’: Brian Sewell’s ‘Critique’ (or Rant!)”

Antony Gormley’s One and Other: More

I managed to catch half an hour of the live streaming on Sky Arts tonight.  Presented as usual by Clive Anderson, the guest commentator was Dan Cruickshank.  His top 5 were  Nicholas Cornwall who spent his hour putting sticking written names of people around the plinth: a kind reminder not to forget them perhaps? HikerContinue reading “Antony Gormley’s One and Other: More”

One Week – A summing up

Well that time has come around yet again.  It’s Saturday evening when I’m typing this, but you’ll be (hopefully) reading this on Sunday, thanks to the scheduling tool.  As usual it’s a quick one as I have to work.  So really just a quick summing up of the week. Mr Von Grosny lets us knowContinue reading “One Week – A summing up”

Anthony Gormley’s ‘One and Other’: What are they up to now?

  I thought I would have a peek and see how Antony Gormley’s  Plinthers are going on: it’s been a while since I last looked.  I watched Anthony Gormley’s ‘One and Other’  highlights with Clive Anderson and Grayson Perry, (which reminds me, I MUST write about this interesting Turner Prize winner ….)   The idea isContinue reading “Anthony Gormley’s ‘One and Other’: What are they up to now?”

My 231st Post, Not to be the Last one…

I can’t believe it’s my 231st post already!  Where does the time go?  So far, I have managed to blog approximately 226 days out of the 231, so I’m very happy with that!  The next update I will do is when I reach my 250th. So what have I actually written about? (in the lastContinue reading “My 231st Post, Not to be the Last one…”