When did it start to become impossible for state education to include the arts?
When I first visited Portsmouth Cathedral, I saw the wonderful tondo by Andrea Della Robbia. This small artwork evokes Motherhood, divinity, and fruit, combining the earthly with the divine.
Sculpture is usually made up of physical objects. The challenge is to bring something more to this physical form. Whether with emotions, thought or spirit.
In the chilly grey winter days of February, how nice to dream a while of the sun and sea of the south Italy coast.
On a recent visit to LA I visited some old sculptures which have traveled very far. This started me thinking about sculptures on the road…
Art must open out and fill our hearts, whether with emotions, thought or spirit.
Who doesn’t love a book? How great to lose yourself in the inner world of an author.
…which brings me back to thinking about the Divine Comedy of Dante. In Dante’s time, like our own, there were corrupt politicians and greedy bankers too. But he had a solution for this – to send them into the bowels of hell.
“Always carry a sketchbook with you”.
“Waiting for inspiration to strike is OK. Just make sure there’s a brush in your hand and you’re standing I front of a canvas when inspiration strikes”. – Robert Henri
Rarely rarely comest thou, O Spirit of Delight – and believes in livening us up rather than dragging us down. Philosophy of letter forms or not, it matters little.