Monthly Archives: July 2013

Jeremy Deller

Jeremy Deller

As I discussed in a previous blogpost, this is a category 2 cartoon. That is, it’s a cartoon that first explains the artwork or artist, and then goes on to make a joke. I do this when I feel the artist’s work is not well known enough in the wider world. This, I guess, is my least favourite mode as […]

David Hockney's photo album, page 4

David Hockney’s photo album, page 4

The subject matter for these Artoons is the artworld (“What the…? Really?”), and in attempting to create humour I have the problem of gauging how far I can rely on the audience’s knowledge of art to get the joke. It came as a great surprise to me, but studies have proved that people actually have […]

WHY TITIAN IS SO DAMN GOOD

WHY TITIAN IS SO DAMN GOOD

Why do we find some pictures more appealing to us than others? To me this is not purely a question of personal taste; there is something objective about it. For example, no-one could argue that pattern is not innately appealing. We just like it. So when we find the principles of pattern embedded within a painting […]