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 …

My Artistic Practice vs. My Photographic Practice

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Right from the beginning of the MA, in fact even a bit before it started, I wrote about Landscape. Given the way that my Cambodian work has progressed, it seems appropriate to briefly refer back to what I said. Essentially, I wrote that whilst my painting alternated between pop and expressionistic … Mick Yates. 1967. Japanese Industry. … my photography …