In order to undertake research on the topic of Jazz, one can consult a variety of resources both printed and… Read more Red, White and Blues: Jazz and the United States in the Twentieth Century (6AAH3029/30)
Had he been alive today, Keith Haring (1958-1990), the American artist and sculptor, would be celebrating his fifty-fifth birthday. Diagnosed… Read more Keith Haring and the Political Line
Around the centenary of the French composer Olivier Messiaen’s birth (2008), several new books on his music were issued but… Read more Messiaen the Messianic teacher?
Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964) was an Italian painter, draughtsman and printmaker of Bolognese origin. In what is billed as ‘one of… Read more The Stillness of Morandi’s Still-lifes
Britten at 100 As we celebrate the centenary of the birth of Benjamin Britten (1913-1976), the English composer, conductor and… Read more Britten and the love that dare speaks its name
“I see for the others. That is to say I put down on the canvas the sudden visions which force… Read more No Technicolour Here: Picasso in Greyscale
Over the Easter holiday I managed to take in several exhibitions including the large retrospective on Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) on… Read more Whaam! BANG! Zoooom: Encounters with the work of Roy Lichtenstein
Michael Jackson (1958-2009) passed away yesterday and I find myself in awe of the coverage devoted to the more esoteric… Read more Michael Jackson: Some Observations