Odd bloke that Kandinsky

 I read On The Spiritual in Art , by Kandinsky interested to see what he meant. He was the first famous abstract painter and I do like his paintings.  The book is as odd as he is. He says (and I agree with him, 100 years later) that: " The observer these days is incapable of emotion when looking at a work of art.  The observer looks for objective reality or interpretation. Thus the observer misses the whole point. "  Elsewhere in the book though he goes into mechanical detail of how to construct colors and images to have this emotional effect. Here is a small selection: Black mixed with any other color evokes tragedy . (Does it? Really?) Green contains yellow and blue as paralyzed forces which can be reactivated. (Here he shows he does not understand light mixing.) Blue evokes the infinite. (That seems true if you only think of skies. But why not black as well? A dark night sky full of stars for example) Yellow never contains a profound meaning. (A bit of an arbitrary stat



Some recent satisfying audio programs and podcasts

 Apart from the awful name, this is a good comedy written by Tom Craine and Henry Paker: If you are interested in film history here's one for you: Even if you are not interested in classical music, Mozart in particular, this is a good play: This collection of connected short stories about a talent contest in Belfast is very good. Each story told by a different aspiring star: An interesting adaption of a book in 10 short episodes This seems to be a ghost story, but isn't, it is something stranger:

The Semiotics of Car Driving

 Use your fucking indicators you twat.

The opening of an exhibition is always the best part

The exhibition opened... ...and the opening is always the best part.  Then there are the days of emptiness ! (There are two YouTube videos of one part of the exhibition, Video 1 and Video 2 .)              

Potential Visitors Passing By

 After the opening of an exhibition I've done enough exhibitions to know that much of the time is spent watching people walking passed the entrance.

Pura Vanità : Una mostra personale di Owen Ransen

Orario Sabato 19 Novembre     17:30-19:00 Domenica 20 Novembre   10:00-12:00    15:00-18:00 Sabato 26 Novembre     10:00-12:00    15:00-18:00 Domenica 27 Novembre   10:00-12:00    15:00-18:00   Mappa: Atelier Ferioli, Piazza San Magno 3 , Legnano Deplian (PDF):       You Tube