AMC1°_2-3-Representing the world and oneself
J.M.W. Turner may have regarded himself first and foremost as a landscape painter, but his art tells us a lot about the volatile and rapidly modernising times that he lived through. His lifelong interest in the inventions, conflicts, politics, society, culture and science of his time influenced many of his most original works and transformed … Continuer la lecture
Who is Harold Thomas, the man who created the Aboriginal flag? Posted Tue 25 Jan 2022 Harold Thomas designed the Aboriginal flag in 1970.(Supplied: David Hancock) The Aboriginal flag, for the first time, can now be freely used by all Australians. That’s because Harold Thomas, the man who designed the flag, agreed to transfer its copyright to the Commonwealth … Continuer la lecture
America is at a crossroads. The Supreme Court may decide which way it goes by Gary Gerstle The sitting justices face a once-in-a-lifetime crisis of legitimacy that could determine the future of the US ‘The supreme court today faces another critical test of its legitimacy as it prepares to deliver major rulings on abortion, gun … Continuer la lecture
The “Contemporary” Racial Conscience and Sensitivity of Norman Rockwell
A very interesting analysis on how and why we react to statues and how to stop the fuss, maybe… Diana, Wollstonecraft, Wilde … why do we keep getting it so wrong with our statues? The Princess of Wales sculpture is the latest example of our strained relationship with this controversial art form Members of the … Continuer la lecture
Sometimes photos are more powerful than words They can touch your heart and soul when words speak to the mind.
My English will never be ‘perfect’ – and that’s what keeps a language alive by Nesrine Malik As a child, I mixed English with Arabic. Now I know there’s no such thing as a fixed language that belongs to one special group. A sign for English lessons in Nawalgarh, Rajasthan, India. Photograph: Alamy Mon 28 … Continuer la lecture