Author: Edward Winters

Of Art, Cultural Heritage, and Human Harm

Should we risk lives to save cultural heritage? n Tuesday 17th July 2018 Professor Derek Matravers gave his inaugural lecture, ‘Heritage in War: Protecting Cultural Property and Human Harm.’ The...

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Painting and Research in the University

Jo Volley's 'Research Art' at Sassoon Gallery, Folkestone ...

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Evolution, Religion and Art

Little has changed in the stand-off between religion and science, we might be tempted to think....

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The Unbearable Blindness of Theology and Science

urther to ‘Philosophy and the God of Bleak Things,’ the  abstracts of two new research papers appear in Improbable Research. The papers address the question of whether or not it is possible for...

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Miyako Narita’s Photography at Flowers

Miyako Narita works in fine art photography, video and music. Her photography was on show in Cork Street last week. Flowers Gallery held the 24th edition of Artist of the Day, a West End exhibition...

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Philosophy and The God of Bleak Things

Russian Oligarch has written a philosophy book he hopes will turn out to be a best seller, writes Matthew Moore, Media Correspondent in The Times, 28th June 2018. Being an oligarch, the writer of the...

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Ed Kienholz’ Early Work

Ed Kienholz, Leda and the Canadian Honker, mixed media assemblage, 1957 d Kienholz is an assemblage artist, an installation  artist, and a conceptual artist; which is to say that his work lies...

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Images in the Head

The Beano, ‘Numskulls’ (c.1960) famous philosopher told his infant daughter that the crocodile she had dreamt was in her head. Terrified, that there was a crocodile in her head, she...

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Looking for the Next Generation

It is the time of the season. The young ones are putting their artwork on show at the outset of what they hope will be a long and successful vocation as artists....

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Sci-Fi Politicism Meets Erudite Poetry

magine another world in which extra-terrestrials roam or slide with their cyborg affiliates. Imagine their futuristic habitats, their disasters and their strange ways of breathing, approaching,...

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An Explosion in the Hayward

We are creatures. We flourish as bits of nature. However, it has been claimed that we survive our natural life to live in the spirit world, or something like it. There is something uncanny about the...

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Depictive seeing, Pictures, and Imagination

ichard Wollheim, some-time Grote Professor of Mind and Logic at University College London, regards our looking at pictures as a special kind of undertaking. In our experience of pictures we seem to...

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Madame Moustache

Mistress of Beautiful Intoxicating Street Art...

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(H) oli Ep (p) iphany

Oli Epp, sold out before the private view. Semiose is a gallery opened in 2005 in Paris....

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Simone de Beauvoir and Research Impact

Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir In 1946, Sartre suggested that Simone de Beauvoir write a piece on the contemporary condition of women for the journal, Les Temps Moderne. She thought it would...

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The Beautiful Game

Arsenal Invincibles 2003-4, English Premier League s it at all possible that football, at its highest level, is an art form – a game of genius? The ponies run, the girls are young The odds are...

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Women’s Talk Outed by Florida Psychologist

Tania Reynolds, Psychology, Florida State University at Tallahassee (FSU Photography Services) Tania Reynolds has written in The Journal of Experimental Psychology about the ways in which women...

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Père Lachaise: a drift

Père Lachaise, May 2018, Pegs in the graveyard – the broken black teeth of a man long dead. rchitecture, we might think, gains its aesthetic dimension from our sense of what it is to inhabit a...

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Curves versus Angles

Arne Jacobsen’s St Catherine’s College Oxford, Refectory hould we prefer soft voluptuous curves or hard aggressive angles? It all depends It is alarming, to those of us who have spent...

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Construct and (Various) Disasters of Democracy

Installation shot, Construct and (Various) Disasters of Democracy Galerie Dukan, Leipzig, Germany uncan Wylie is a prodigious painter who, having tasted success in Paris, has removed to London. He...

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Drink up and Have Another. Fags all Round

Dadaists on a visit to the outbuildings of St Julien on 14th April 1921 A number of countries have passed laws which require cigarette manufacturers to show ‘denormalising’ images on their...

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Beat Zoderer’s Art Concret at Semiose, Paris

  wiss concrete artist, Beat Zoderer shows his work ‘Dans quel Mesure,’ at Semiose, Paris. Being Swiss gives this younger generation artist quite a bit to live up to. His forebears...

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Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud

oil! said the duchess, and all the courtiers reached. Soil. The journal, Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, (volume 63, 2017, issue 5)  has thought to inform its readers that there are...

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DaliParis, re-opens with Dali the Sculptor at its centre

  here are two good reasons for taking a fresh look at the work of Salvador Dalí. The first is that Matthew Collings, in his insightful television series, This Is Modern Art, and its companion...

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The Feminine in the Feminist: Women take their Life-Making skills into Contemporary Art

Camille and Nikita Kravtsov, UFO Revolution, 2018, (detail), drawing, print and embroidery t art schools in the sixties and seventies, American modernism held sway, even if French existentialism...

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Big Eyes, Emojis, and the Sickly, Sweet Smell of Sentimentality

NOTHING, is as gut-wrenchingly, vomit-inducing, flu-shivery and ‘give-me-a-wrecking-drink-of-anything-strong-enough-to-get-me-drunk-in-one-big-slug,’ intolerable – as a kitten-video...

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The Quietude of Some Black and Cream/White Pictures in Paris

Lee Bae, Landscape (detail) inimal Art, it has been argued, is the dying breath of abstraction, and painting more generally (Winters, 2018). After Clement Greenberg’s insistence that paintings...

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Armageddon: two daft leaders may find it difficult to push the button

eremy Corbyn, in a sensible moment, commented that he would not be willing to press the button that would unleash Britain’s nuclear forces – called a deterrent, so as not to upset the...

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Anselm Kiefer, God, Death, and Seven Tons of Lead

This exhibition comprises mainly large-scale paintings that are flooded with molten lead....

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