The uses of art (history)
When I was at university, I had a friend whose boyfriend was a high-flying commerce student. As I've mentioned before, there wasn't a lot of fraternisation between the various faculties. Each tended to stick to their own kind, and to the considerable comfort of reinforcing one's personal stereotypes; it was a rare thing, for example, for an arts student (lefty, vegetarian, sensitive) to date a scientist (war-gaming nerds) or an engineer (beer-swilling munters) or a lawyer (self-righteous…
Séraphine Pick: assumed identities
The celebrated faces gracing two of the paintings in Séraphine Pick's Brooke Gifford Gallery exhibition late last year wore expressions that were hard to pin down. Defensive, evasive and devoid of their customary charisma, the only thing they clearly conveyed was their wish to be somewhere – anywhere – else.
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