Tag Archives: Defiance

Bureaucracy, Violence, Coercion, Imagination and Art

Bureaucracy is everywhere and it is anathema to artistic thinking, freedom and to people with an imaginative turn of mind.  Everything is regulated, controlled, cross-referenced, aggregated, profiled, correlated and analysed.  Our every keystroke and mouse click is dissected and no … Continue reading

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The Lost Art of Quiet Contemplation

I have spent a lot of time just waiting around, this past couple of days, engaged as I was in long haul flights or waiting for them.  Waiting offers a unique and interesting opportunity for quiet contemplation, but in my … Continue reading

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Misfits

I am certain that this is not universally true about artists, any more than such sweeping generalisations apply to any group of people that share a common pursuit in life, but it has to be said that many people become … Continue reading

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Dark Arts

A very well known and apparently much loved artist, Ronald Searle, the cartoonist responsible for the illustrations in the St Trinian’s books, died this week, aged ninety one.  People die all the time, even remarkable artists, so what’s so noteworthy … Continue reading

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