Devout (2016)

Devout (2016) Produced by Avonbiel A Fine Art Documentary Penetrating deep into the Caucasus mountains and remote villages of Georgia, film auteur James Higginson takes the viewer on a journey into a land that is remote and undeveloped, a place where one can find God....

David Bomberg: The Canadians at War

David Bomberg (1890-1957)  The Canadian Sappers in an Underground War The Great War is known for its technological innovations, from the release of mustard gas to the invention of the flamethrower to the unexpected presence of the tank, but this war is also known for...

Paul Nash: Landscapes of War

Paul Nash (1889-1946) Death Stalks the Artist War is a very intense experience. For poets, war inspires a torrent of words tumbling out in anguish, for novelists, fiction provides a thin veil though which they can filter their fears and terrors. For artists the war is...

John Nash: The Soldier’s War

John Nash (1893-1977) Dispatches from the Trenches The famous English artist and painter of the Great War, Paul Nash, had a brother named John Northcote Nash (1893-1977), who was also an artist. Although Nash the younger was also an official artist of the Great War,...

Stanley Spencer: War and Religion, Part Three

Stanley Spencer (1891-1959) The Artist: Between Sex and Religion Part Two Stanley Spencer lived just long enough to be knighted. Or perhaps the British Empire decided to recognize the original and remarkable artist only by 1959. Queen Elizabeth II, then early in her...

Stanley Spencer: War and Religion, Part Two

Stanley Spencer (1891-1959) The Artist at Sandham Part Two Unlike many artists of the Great War, Stanley Spencer remained silent and refused to translate his experiences into paint. His reticence as an artist, while unusual, can be explained in part by the fact that,...

Stanley Spencer: War and Religion, Part One

Stanley Spencer (1891-1959) The Artist in the Balkans Part  One There was no possibility that Stanley Spencer, recently graduated from Slade School of Art in 1914, would ever join up the be a soldier in what would be named The Great War. The painter was too small and...

Patrick McElnea: Confronting Collage

PATRICK MCELNEA at the Daniel Weinberg Gallery Los Angeles, CA 90048 The Artist and Bricolage The postmodern artist was often referred to as “belated,” meaning that s/he comes “after” modernism. In the post-avant-garde art world, nothing could be new and astonishing....

Irish Artists of the Great War, Part Three

Irish Artists at War Part Three William Orpen (1879-1931) Orpen at Versailles The career of William Orpen, Irish artist, both before and during the Great War gave the British government little hint of what was truly going on behind his so-far acceptable works of art....

Irish Artists of the Great War, Part Two

Irish Artists at War Part Two William Orpen (1879-1931) Orpen in Flanders What would it take to make an Official War Artist go rogue? At the end of the Great War, Irish artist, William Orpen was asked to remember the sacrifices of the British Army, albeit, in an...

Irish Artists of the Great War, Part One

Irish Artists at War Part One John Lavery (1856-1941) Apparently Sigmund Freud never said of the Irish, “This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever,” but the idea that it is pointless to attempt to fathom “the...

Music and “The Long Tail”

 THE LONG TAIL: MUSIC AND THE GIFT Amanda Campbell is not exactly a household name, but the singer has a loyal following and many fans like her mellow bluesy rock style, marked by a strong and self-assured piano, driven by Susan Ferrari, who writes all the songs....
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