Tag Archives: Charles Thomson

Modernism, Postmodernism, Remoderism

Stuckism is not about being stuck in the past but about taking a different fork in the road. It’s been called Re-modernism in the Stuckist Manifesto, and takes the stand that Modernism started off well, but took a wrong turn and disappeared into pure idea like a puff of smoke. So we’re going back to take the untravelled fork-in-the-road to …

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A Useful Guide to Modernism in Art

We have learned to whittle the Eden Tree to the shape of a surplice-peg, We have learned to bottle our parents twain in the yolk of an addled egg, We know that the tail must wag the dog, for the horse is drawn by the cart; But the Devil whoops, as he whooped of old: “It’s clever, but is it …

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Volume 31 no 6 July / August 2017

Death of Damien Hirst in Venice – by Daniel Nanavati A New and Better Curriculum for Art Students – by Jorge Miguel Benitez Understanding Modernism, Part 1 –  by Charles Thomson A Very Modern Manifesto Goya 1792 – by Susanna Gómez Lain, Madrid editor Thoughts on a Personal Manifesto – by Tom Nakashima An Incomplete Project, art and politics – by …

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Lies, Damn Lies and Serota at the BBC

Sir Nicholas Serota, director of the Tate Gallery, has used the platform of the BBC in a blatant attempt to deceive the nation. Either that or he is genuinely deluded himself. Both options render him unfit for major public office. He was confronted on Radio 4 programme The Reunion: Tate Modern on September 23rd by Sue MacGregor, regarding the Tate¹s purchase in 2005 of …

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The Big Picture

It is not challenging. I will explain this later, but in the meantime I would be grateful if you bear with me on an excursion through the last millennium or so of art. My aim is to understand the underlying values which inform current art language and to provide some helpful imperatives on how to approach this with a consistent …

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