Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Monday, 11 April 2011

Francis Bacon - feeling when painting

''I don't feel anything when doing paintings at all. theres nothing to feel. I rather like the dog in this painting''

Bacons responce whan asked what he felt when Painting Whilst looking at Two studies of George Dyer with dog. From the Soth bank Show ITV 1985


John Bratby 1928-1992- Venice Images

Works available here:


Brief biography:


Sir Ken Robinson - ''education and creativity expert'' - RSA Animate

Robert Anton Wilson - The joy of Art

‘’The joy of art is trying to convey what you perceive so that other people will perceive it more or less the same way. Art is a form of seduction….there are rapists in the intellectual world, they become politicians the seducers become artists. We try and seduce people into our reality tunnels (rather) than leading them there with a gun. We are trying to get them into our reality. Our reality tunnel or our reality labyrinth. Which ever it is. In my case it's a reality labyrinth.‘’ – Robert Anton Wilson 1932 - 2007


Malcolm Gladwell on Spaghetti Sauce

Malcolm Gladwell on Spaghetti Sauce, multiple choice products and the wants of the consumer.....ties in with Alan moores idea on the previous post that people dont know what they want as well as the role of advertising

Alan Moore on Art and Magick

''Writers and people who had command of words were respected and feared as people who manipulated magic. In latter times I think that artists and writers have allowed themselves to be sold down the river. They have accepted the prevailing belief that art and writing are merely forms of entertainment. They're not seen as transformative forces, that can change a human being, that can change a society. They are seen as simple entertainment, things with which we could fill 20 minutes, half an hour, while we're waiting to die.

It is not the job of artists to give the audience what the audience want. If the audience knew what they needed, then they wouldn't be the audience, they would be the artist. It is the job of artists to give the audience what they need.'' - Alan Moore