Daido Moriyama – Farewell Photography

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The Japanese photography of the Provoke era has always held fascination for me, as I love the directness and spontaneity. And Daido Moriyama is  a prolific artist with much to say, either through his earlier work or his current activities. The Tate offers a summary of Provoke, although I find it rather more descriptive than analytic. Following the decimation and …

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 …