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An open letter from David Bailey to George Osborne MP.

An open letter from David Bailey to George Osborne MP.

Arts Emergency

If you’d like to become a Mentor, an Alumnus, or both, for the London-based Arts Emergency group, co-founded by Josie Long, you can do so in the above link.

I know that to paint the sea really well, you need to look at it every hour of every day in the same place so that you can understand its ways in that particular spot; and this is why I am working on the same motifs over and over again, four or six times even…
Monet
I only know that I do what I can to convey what I experience before nature and that most often, in order to succeed in conveying what I feel, I totally forget the most elementary rules of painting, if they exist that is.
Monet

'Painting bites back.' Rothko & the Seagram series.

Article from 2002, but still interesting. 

Interesting that in the Tate setting I see them filled with depth & lucidity, quite differently to the opulent Seagram especially at that point in time. 

Perhaps they hold a mirror up to us, & we see ourselves in them.

it possesses duende: “black sounds”, as Lorca called them, the dark counterpoise to Apollo’s light, music in which we hear death sing…. Duende lives in blue notes, in the break in a singer’s voice, in the scrape of resined horsehair hitting sheep gut
Jan Zwicky 2005