Artificial Hells? A Summary of Claire Bishop

Following on from my recent post summarising Julian Spalding's thoughts on the Eclipse of Art in the twentieth century, I have been reading a number of other texts that focus on the political and societal factors that impacted on the western art world in the twentieth century. This post offers a summary of Claire Bishop's … Continue reading Artificial Hells? A Summary of Claire Bishop


Artist Showcase: Cloud Parliament

This latest artist showcase highlights beautiful, haunting drawings and zines by Cloud Parliament.    When did your interest in art/creating begin and what is your starting point for each piece? I don't recall having an interest: it was always something integral, something I did. When I was about three I used to lift the kitchen … Continue reading Artist Showcase: Cloud Parliament

The ‘Integrated Professional’ and the ‘Naive Artist’

My previous PhD research-inspired post, ‘The Cycle of Cultural Consumption’, focused mainly on what sort of culture audiences ‘consume’ and why. It looked at Pierre Bourdieu’s theory of habitus, and how our social and educational background is the biggest influencing factor when it comes to the culture that is available – and interesting – to … Continue reading The ‘Integrated Professional’ and the ‘Naive Artist’