Top Ten Paintings

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Rising to a Facebook challenge during lockdown, I am posting a ‘top ten’ of paintings which influenced me over the years, each with a few notes. One of the first art books that I ever owned was The Picture History of Painting, by H.W. and Dora Jane Janson. This was first published in 1957, and appeared in a concise edition …

Jae Emerling – Archives and Time

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At Gary’s recommendation, I have been reading Jae Emerling, particularly on time and archives, as being highly appropriate for my FMP. Whilst I find Emerling’s style overly heavy on quotes and notes, it is a useful book. A few initial thoughts: First, the distinction between snapshot and time exposure has always seemed specious to me (pg 171). Technically they are …