A new exhibit on the sometimes maligned, but often adored, Pre-Raphaelite painters is at the Tate Britain.
"You get the impression, in this exhibition
, that the Pre-Raphaelites had a good time because they were the only Victorian men who recognised women as sexual beings"
posted by Isadorady
on Sep 11, 2012 -
Troy Tate and The Smiths: The Not Poor Recordings
. The Smiths were first produced by Troy Tate and the bootlegs have been rather bootleggy as it were. These are one step removed from the master recordings and don't sound quite so hollow... Includes an apparently unheard version of Accept Yourself as a bonus.
posted by juiceCake
on May 4, 2011 -
He doesn't do metaphors. He doesn't make Postmodern references to other art. He doesn't even know what his own work 'means.'
Richard Kovitch on the failure of the Tate Modern's recent symposium
on David Lynch, which featured Gregory Crewdson
, Louise Wilson
, Chris Rodley
, Parveen Adams
, Simon Critchley
, Roger Luckhurst
, Tom McCarthy
(edited remarks here
), and Sarah Churchwell
and Jamieson Webster
), among others.
Write-up on Paris retrospective of Lynch's painting here
, which was collected into the book The Air is On Fire
posted by shakespeherian
on Jan 15, 2010 -
Mark Leckey has won the Turner Prize
: “I kind of hate the relationship the press in Britain has towards art,” he said. “I hate the way it’s all Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin and Banksy. They expect spectacle and shock. Art is not like that. The art world I know is not like that; it’s a whole other world.” [more inside]
posted by chuckdarwin
on Dec 2, 2008 -
There seems to be a resurgence of interest in Charles Manson
, the notorious lifelong convict who is currently serving a life sentence for masterminding the 1969 Tate/LaBianca murders, as of late. You may have heard about the search for bodies
buried at the group's final hideout at Barker Ranch, Death Valley, using specially trained cadaver dogs. Besides that, Lindsey Lohan
has signed on to star as Manson follower Nancy "Brenda" Pitman in a new film entitled Manson Girls
. Also, documentary filmmaker Robert Hendrickson has finally given his classic 1973 film MANSON
a proper DVD release, and has also released a new film entitled The Manson Gang
, consisting of leftover original footage from his first film. There are even rumors that ol' Charlie might receive a new trial. So why all the sudden interest? [more inside]
posted by DecemberBoy
on Apr 4, 2008 -
Finally,a home for the Turner bequest :
In 1856, nearly five years after Turner's death, his estate was settled by a decree in which the works found in his studio that were considered to be by his own hand were accepted by the nation as the 'Turner Bequest'. This comprises nearly 300 oil paintings and around 30,000 sketches and watercolours (including 300 sketchbooks).
All of this work is now available to view online at the Tate.
If nothing else you can get some beautiful wallpaper for your desktop.
posted by Fat Buddha
on Mar 4, 2002 -