A Defence of Difficult Art

Introduction Wow! To address the elephant in the room, it’s been over half a year since my last post. Calling this slacking off is the understatement of the century! It’s been a particularly busy half a year; I’ve recently moved and I was suffering from a severe back pain which was preventing me from spending … Read more

How Useful Are Classifications?

Renaissance, Romanticism, Modernism: we often label any given movement, artist or work according to an overreaching label for the sake of classification. But how useful are these terms, if at all? How much authority should be given to them? It’s 2nd August 1492. Two farmers meet, somewhere in Spain, after a hard day’s labour. The … Read more