Month: February 2012

Ariadne and the Code of Modern Art

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Angles, viewpoints, shadows and light, you can look at an art work and see a live or die passion play, performed by a convoluted and colourful troupe of Jackson Pollock’s dripping and erratically painted lines. You can see a fight to the death, a transient nightmare, if you know where to look. Modern Art is a labyrinth of metaphor and enigma packed within, what are often, very simplistic images. Labyrinths can be seen everywhere, in […]

Storyette H.M #2

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 A photograph captures a mere moment in time. Something always precedes and follows an image and the events that precede a photograph tend to colour it. What are the secrets behind a feigned smile or a flirtatious glance in an unfitting direction? Why are there flowers on the mantelpiece? Who is that woman? Why is she crying? In some cases we don’t know how a photograph came to look the way it does and what confluence of […]

A Conversation with Anda Rowland

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It used to be the convention that gentlemen always paid their tailor last, which meant that often a tailor was never paid at all. Transactions were made by gentlemen’s agreement, sealed with a trusty handshake, and it certainly was not the done thing to chase an outstanding payment up, that would be far too embarrassing for all concerned. When Anda Rowland arrived at Anderson & Sheppard in 2004, the Savile Row tailoring house to just about every […]