Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Drinking to Art History Again...

Today the opposite of tomato is 'this new Kurt Weill razor unit, made with the highest British attention to the wrong detail'

graphite & putty eraser with watercolour/30x20cm

...Even if only with a shandy on this particular occasion!

As a perfect example of found 'roadkill' subject/object matter for the continuing diptych series of drawings, this can displaying the branded legend 'Bass' (& aestheticized most pleasingly with patches of rust) certainly got the old art historical juices flowing, recalling instances where it had occurred previously, at least a couple of times in Cubist table top still life compositions by Picasso,

(both images from Harrison, Frascina & Perry 'Primitivism, Cubism, Abstraction', Yale/OU)

and the iconic red triangle also featured earlier (1881-2), amongst the array of bottles upon either side of the 'Bar at the Folies-Bergere' by Manet.

(image from Bernard 'The Impressionist Revolution', Macdonald Orbis)


Chris Whitley 'Living With the Law'
Duke Special 'Songs From the Deep Forest'
The Fall '50,000 Fall Fans Can't Be Wrong'

Remembering John Peel again, at the time of the fifth anniversary of his passing (26th October), & a fitting tribute provided by the sonic juggernaut of The ('Mighty') Fall, appropriately magnificent after all these years, 'Classical-ly' so, indeed.

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