All entries for June 2004
June 09, 2004
Does anyone like his work?
Me and my house mate are opposed on this and have been deabting it for a while.
I really dislike his stuff – I just think it's idealized, sentimental and really gets on my nerves becuase it's so smooth and just classic postcard/poster type stuff.
June 08, 2004
Im afriad my blogging may be somewhat on and off – am trying to find the will power and the energy to revise – but it's damned hard when it's so nice outside.
spent Sunday and Monday revising by the lake though – which was good
my next exam is on Thursday – so i am trying to revise for that as well as the last one on Monday which I am quite worried about – in addition to this i feel like im trying to organise a million and one other things – trying to cram in days of work for my current part time job as well as trying to sort some work out for over the summer
then there's all the stuff like orgnaising getting my stuff home and closing down the ntl account – which I fear is going to be awkward
ah well all will be much better on Monday when my exams are over and i've drunk the best part of a bottle of Pampero Rum
June 05, 2004
Writing about web page http://www.artrenewal.org/images/artists/D/Degas_edgar/large/The_Rape_CGF.jpgI think that when most people think of Degas they just think of Ballerinas, Dancers and Cafe-Concerts. However despite coming from a well off conservative background he still painted many interesting images of Paris's 'darker' side, for example the images of prostitutes, the ironers and washer women, the absinthe drinker and the one linked above.
He's someone I would like to know more about.
June 04, 2004
Writing about web page http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/caillebotte/raboteurs/scrapers.jpgi think this is a brilliant painting – you can feel the varnish coming off the wood
his work is very very interesting, well worth looking at
not exactly in line with what the French Academys were looking for
June 03, 2004
The people who were talking about Botswana on an earlier thread – don't suppose you've been to Malawi have you?
Just wondering cos i used to live there (Malawi that is) and would be interested in hearing what you've got to say if you've been there recently.
June 02, 2004
Ah well 2 weeks to go.