This blog was initially set up as a means for me to escape (or in some ways expand I guess) my seemingly never-ending university research. I’m a PhD student of literature studying in the UK, and in my research I look for evidence of art and art movements in works of literature where there is no actual art — in other words, I ask, how can an author channel art or aspects of a movement when limited to just words? But enough about that, here on my blog I write articles about art, poetry and philosophy, and sometimes write my own poetry and creative experiments. Some facts about me? HATES: football, reality TV, people who think they know all about politics, shops, introductions, people who talk too much, arrogant people. LOVES: art! — some favourite artists include Rembrandt, Edvard Munch, Gauguin, JMW Turner, Caspar Friedrich, the Group of Seven, Russians like Vrubel, Roerich and Korovin, Keith Haring and especially Jean Michel Basquiat. Literature– especially that by Sartre, Camus, Kerouac, Salinger, Paul Auster, Donna Tartt, and sci-fi works by JG Ballard, Asimov, Clarke, Vonnegut. the poetry of E. E. Cummings, T.S. Eliot (‘let us go then you and I, when the evening is spread out against the sky’), Ginsberg, Kerouac (especially his haikus), Philip Lamantia, Friedrich Holderlin, Robert Frost. Philosophy– especially by Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, Montaigne, Lacan, Jung, Julian Jaynes, R D Laing, Marshall McLuhan, and stuff by Oliver Sacks and Bertrand Russell. I also love Italy (and want to live there), Red wine, good art galleries / museums, Tennis, People who have that natural, unconscious calming presence (you are so rare and I long to meet you). I think that is enough info for now..
Beautiful Readers, friends, fellow bloggers, thank you for reading any of my posts, and for giving up your valuable time for my raving babble.