Medea: the queen murders her children

Medea: the queen murders her children

Anselm Feuerbach celebrates a woman of monumental size. Were she to stand up, she would burst out of the canvas. No one else in the ...

continue... 07 January 2011 // Art
Everything in her head, went off at once like a thousand pieces of fireworks

Everything in her head, went off at once like a thousand pieces of fireworks

"But I! I would have given you everything. I would have sold all, worked for you with my hands, I would have begged on the ...

continue... 22 December 2010 // Literature
Inside the terror of Matsui Fuyuko

Inside the terror of Matsui Fuyuko

Matsui Fuyuko's work is highly sensitive, violent and self-contradictory. However, when conveyed through a clear-cut classical format, her personal trauma is sublimated into something universal. ...

continue... 20 December 2010 // Art

Visionary textual based art

William Blake (28 November 1757–12 August 1827) a poet, painter, and printmaker. His prophetic poetry and his visual artistry produced a diverse and symbolically rich corpus, which embraced the imagination as "the body of God" or "Human existence itself".

Considered mad by contemporaries for his idiosyncratic views, Blake is held in high regard by later critics for his expressiveness and creativity, and for the philosophical and mystical undercurrents within his work.  His reputation ...

continue... 06 December 2010 // Art
Psychotic art

Psychotic art

Term used to refer to the artistic productions of people who suffer from chronic major psychoses, such as schizophrenia or manic depression. These untrained artists ...

continue... 04 November 2010 // Art
Ged Quinn – Artwork
continue... 06 October 2010 // Art

I realized that I had died and been reborn numberless times…


It made me think of the Big Pop vision in Graetna with Old Bull. And for just a moment I had reached the point of ecstasy that I always wanted to reach, which was the complete step across chronological time into timeless shadows, and wonderment in the bleakness of the mortal realm, and the sensation of death kicking at my heels, and myself hurrying to a plank where all ...

continue... 12 September 2010 // Literature

Art Brut

Jean Dubuffet's original 1945 term for the works that he collected and revered; later adopted by the Collection de l'Art Brut at Lausanne. Art Brut means 'Raw Art'. Raw because it is 'uncooked' or 'unadulterated' by culture. Raw because it is creation in its most direct and uninhibited form. Not only were the works unique and original but their creators were seen to exist outside established culture and society. The purest ...

continue... 16 July 2010 // Art