Category Archives: Wonderment

For the love of Gaudi

I have a poor memory. But I always remember my first visit to Barcelona, 22 years ago, to visit my friend Meg. As soon as I dropped my rucksack in her surprisingly freezing flat, I was whisked out of the … Continue reading

Posted in Wonderment | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The day I discovered Che Guevara in the lift

This gallery contains 2 photos.

Mrs Gibson was my art teacher.  The art rooms were on the top floor of a tower block in the middle of the school. Half of the tower block was the boy’s side, with its own doors and staircase, the … Continue reading

More Galleries | Leave a comment

‘That’s not Art – that’s Michelle Réage!’

The Tepidarium by Lawrence Alma-Tadema As an 8 or 9 year old kid I couldn’t read big words on tiny labels, so I called this painting ‘Intrepidarium’. I was also mistaken in thinking that it was of Cleopatra because she … Continue reading

Posted in Things can remind you of other things, whether they're supposed to or not., Wonderment | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Car Boot Christie’s Lot no.1

The Birth of Venus By Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi, called Sandro Botticelli Auction valuation: £ Squillions. Car Boot:  £4   o.n.o. (inc frame.) Botticelli’s work is rare and exceedingly beautiful, and mostly in national museums. Museums don’t sell their … Continue reading

Posted in Car Boot Christie's, Wonderment | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Stars in their skies

Things can remind you of other things, whether they’re supposed to or not. The Origin of the Milky Way, by Tintoretto, 1575 Lady GaGa, by Lady Ga Ga, 2010 Super Mario Galaxy, by Shigeru Miyamoto, 2006 Just to start with … Continue reading

Posted in Things can remind you of other things, whether they're supposed to or not., Wonderment | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A man who could be so good for you…

This gallery contains 9 photos.

First post, nervous, where to begin? I think I’ll start at the top with… The Greatest Artist Who Ever Lived The greatest artist who ever lived was Hans Holbein. Arty friends, I welcome alternative suggestions; I can think of at … Continue reading

More Galleries | Leave a comment