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The Art of Star Wars vs Marcel Duchamp

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As all visual artists I research imagery to find inspiration in manmade and natural beauty. When studying at Duncan of Jordanstone Art College, I kept a research journal on The Art of Star Wars. I was fascinated by the everyday objects that inspired some of the designs. Some of these included a burger (possibly with a bite taken out) inspiring the …

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Art Speak: Arty Nonsense Exposed

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Over Flowery Artists’ Statements I despair when I see pretentious, meaningless, tongue twisting nonsense spoken in some artists’ statements. The culprits are mainly the conceptual artists who need to bamboozle you with an attempt at philosophical genius in order to camouflage the insignificance of the poorly executed end product. Glasgow’s current trend for the conceptual has risen it’s profile within …

Charles Saatchi

Why It’s RIGHT To Reject Charles Saatchi’s Gift To The Nation

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  Why it’s RIGHT to reject Charles Saatchi’s gift to the nation     This blog is in response to the article in the Guardian today by Jonathan Jones. You can find it at this LINK. Jones claims that “Britain’s public galleries are spurning the generosity of Charles Saatchi” Well I would like to tell you why it’s right! It …