Monthly Archives: January 2012

Paul Fenniak

I know next to nothing about Paul Fenniak but have long admired his work. What draws me to the paintings are his preference for twilight, the narrative language he employs and the varied and sophisticated compositional approaches.

Posted in Canadian painters | 3 Comments

Francis Picabia

Art must be unaesthetic in the extreme, useless and impossible to justify. –Francis Picabia

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Paul Delvaux

There are some unusual cases for me of artists whose work I hardly liked at all, and in some cases disliked, who over time have become artists whose work I find most fascinating. Paul Delvaux is one. It’s also the … Continue reading

Posted in Surrealism | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Pontormo drawings

Pontormo (1494-1557) studied briefly with a range of master painters…. Leonardo, Piero di Cosimo, Mariotto Albertinelli and Andrea del Sarto. Rosso Fiorentino also developed his skills with del Sarto. Pontoromo’s and Fiorentino’s work are closely associated, the two being the … Continue reading

Posted in Italian Mannerists | Leave a comment

Buckethead, Brain, Bonzos, Billy Bragg, Buena Vista, Bob and the Band, Beck, Bogart, and Appice.

Posted in Music | Leave a comment

Roland Topor 1938-1997

For some reason, I’ve found myself thinking on and off about Roland Topor’s work lately. Topor is hardly known in the US. I first found a couple books of his work in the bookstore Un Regard Moderne in Paris in … Continue reading

Posted in Surrealism | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Captain Beefheart

Posted in Music | Leave a comment