Monthly Archives: March 2013

Lance Armstrong (Picasso)

Lance Armstrong (Picasso)

First published in guardian.co.uk on 23 January 2013   This simple but effective sculpture by Picasso – a bicycle seat and handlebars welded together to form a bull’s head – prompted a cartoon on Lance Armstrong, at the time of his “confession” on Oprah.  I usually try to avoid something that could be read as an […]

Arcimboldo

Arcimboldo

First published in guardian.co.uk on 9 January 2013 Giuseppe Arcimboldo was a 16th century Italian artist who painted ‘portraits’ made up of fruit, vegetables, flowers, etc. They are wild, fantastic things and I remember first time I stumbled across them I was surprised that something so surreal and modern-looking could have been painted so long ago. But that’s […]

Gian Lorenzo Bernini

Gian Lorenzo Bernini

First published in guardian.co.uk on 27 December 2012

Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci

First published 12 December 2012

Gangnam style

Gangnam style

First published in guardian.co.uk on 28 November 2012