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Art That Is A Clear Mirror Of Darkness.(37)

“I have a voice, too, and for good or evil mine is the speech that cannot be silenced.”  ― Joseph Conrad, 'Heart of Darkness' (C) JD Malat Gallery, London, 2018, 'Mirror Of Darkness'by Zumrutoglu I am sure that that many of... Continue Reading →

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‘Japanease Ideals Of Beauty Reflected In The Striking Art Of A Modern Master (35.)’

“The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.”  Francis Bacon Would it make any sense to you, if I told you, that a collection of artworks could create a superior reality and become a source of sacred... Continue Reading →

Art Is Rage. Rage against the dying of the light.(34)

‘There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.’... Continue Reading →

‘The Sacred Art Of Not Giving Up’ (33.)

‘Great things are done by a series of small things brought together’  Vincent Van Gogh I wish to address those who feel ‘lost in the game’. Those who have recently started out on their careers as ‘writers’, ‘creatives’ or ‘visual... Continue Reading →

‘Celebration Of The Everyday Life by Jim Jarmusch of Visual Arts.’ (32)

  “I prefer not to see the strength of my arm in the painting but only the poetry of my heart.”, Arshile Gorky, Russian Painter I have a question for you. Do you, by any chance, know the word guessing... Continue Reading →

New Years Wishes? Go And Find Your Own Alice In Wonderland. (31)

‘Where I create, there I am true’ Reiner Maria Rielke Holiday time, for many, is a special time when we take ‘those few days ‘off’ from the reality and allow ourselves to relax, chill-out and ‘drift away’ in our thoughts... Continue Reading →

Cosmic Love, Magic Realism And Eyes That See And Follow It All. (30)

‘The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance’ Aristotle Couple of months ago I spoke to a young man called David,  that I was going to recruit for one of my... Continue Reading →

Art. The light of memory. The palest light of all. (29)

  ‘If it were I to be always young, and the picture that was to grow old! For that- for that I would give everything.’ Oscar Wilde, 'Portrait of Dorian Grey' What would your life be like, if you knew... Continue Reading →

The Royal Society Of Faceless Sitters. Transitions by Jake Wood-Evans.(28)

'For me the subject is of a secondary importance. I want to convey what's between me and the subject' Claude Monet  One of the major European painters of the 18th Century Sir Joshua Reynolds  was an English painter specializing in... Continue Reading →

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