In times of short attention, art seems to be a passe institution. However, the more things change, the more we should covet the methods of the old masters.
In the past, as I’ve been prone to overindulging on photo-apps. But I’ve reformed my ways. Really. A bit. Sort of. Can you just stand in the light a bit better, please?
I have a morning ritual. Get up, look out the window. My cat has the same routine. For reasons unknown to either of us, I started documenting it.
After a recent wave of images that look like the renaissance went viral, I’m wondering if it is actually art, or we’re just framing that way.
Banjo Patterson’s classic Australia poem retells the tribulations of an impossible pursuit. So, I wrote the millennial version of it.
The name Hercules is famous the world over. He’s been a cartoon, an adhesive pitchman a punchline to an Eddie Murphy joke. But what did he actually do? Well…
‘Blood, Sweat & Vinyl’ is a weekly introspective dip into the bubbling cesspool that music forgot. BYO gumboots.
Almost 60 years ago, Lady Chatterley’s lover brought sex and lust into the courtroom and changed the way we thought about censoring literature.
A new play is the setting for a revisionist take on God’s wrath, as he descends to Earth with a brand new set of commandments.
In an age where we overanalyse art (and those who created it) to death, poetry is a singular force. It is what it is and forever has value because of it.
A circadian novel is one that follows their characters over a 24-hour period. It’s tough to produce, but when done correctly, the results are spectacular.
Abstract art is a wonderful form, beset by confusion. Sure, it looks good and all, but what exactly are we looking at? We tasked Anne Spencer to fill in the mental gaps.
As we watch Zimbabwe tear itself apart, our extended history indicates that the worse things get, the better the art we produce becomes.
Stop-motion filmmaking is an ornate, highly skilled medium that is fast being consigned to history’s bin. It’s best we pay homage to the true masters.
The power couple is a long-running social concept. However, only in the literary sphere do they do it properly. In fact, their love enabled the production of true classics.
The right piece of furniture quickly becomes much more than that. A platform, a frame and a tableau for your memories that follow.
Yes, there is now a ferry named Ferry McFerryface, and yes it’s ours. But, to those who aim criticism at the decision clearly don’t get Sydney.
For many, ‘Mack the Knife’ is a song that been covered to death. The truth, however, is far darker. And yes, it involves death.
Much more than just France’s first Oscar winner, Simone Signoret’s steadfast activism saw her become the example the morally conscious movie stars of today follow.
Culinary fare in Cinema is a subtle dish, whether used to bring people together, or drive them apart. That, and it looks far better than the food we sneak in to view it.
To celebrate Agatha Christie’s 127th birthday our resident book club explains the Queen of Crime’s influence on their preferred medium: television. A book club that prefers telly… that explains a lot.