Visual Arts

Visual Arts

"What do you think an artist is? He’s a political being, constantly alive to heartrending, fiery, or happy events, to which he responds in every way. No, painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war, for attack and defense against the enemy."

Pablo Picasso

The precarious lives of working people: Hokusai's Return
Thursday, 16 April 2020 17:40

The precarious lives of working people: Hokusai's Return

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Hokusai’s Return by Chris Nash Rowers bent over in labourand reaching for a nowherewhere you can / you cannotdrive further, drive throughoshiokuri bune frail prows,oars in rhyme with the rampagesof the terror’s watery surge you must / you must notdrown under this shunga wave,Prussian-blue hair in cascadeswhere silver fingers of…
Norman Cornish and the Silver Swan
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Monday, 03 February 2020 16:20

Norman Cornish and the Silver Swan

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Michael Jarvie reviews the Norman Cornish exhibition currently on at the Bowes Museum, Durham, and takes in the Silver Swan as well The Norman Cornish exhibition at the Bowes Museum is a retrospective, marking the 100th anniversary of his birth, and is spread out over three adjacent rooms. There’s a…
The election: Childcare
Sunday, 10 November 2019 20:52

The election: Childcare

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The Labour Party has vowed to spend £1bn on opening 1,000 new early years centres in England, saying they would get parents back to work and help children achieve. The Lib Dems are promising working families subsidised care for children from the age of nine months. The Conservatives say they…
No More War!
Sunday, 10 November 2019 14:53

No More War!

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David Betteridge notes how Remembrance Sunday at least marks the huge cost paid by the enforced many, not the few Watching the ceremony from The Cenotaph on TV this morning was an experience of mixed thoughts and mixed emotions. The huge scale of warfare in present and past times, and…
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