Monthly Archives: May 2016

Pittura Analitca group

Sometimes, art movements are just too avant-garde for their own good. This seems to be the case with the high-minded, 1970s Pittura Analitica group which, until now, has been rather under the radar in the UK. Mazzoleni gallery in London…

The Donald Trump of Art, Jeff Koons

Koons’s ambitions are crass and he has achieved them all – he has turned his art into business and, boy, has he made it big in that business. He is the Donald Trump of art. In what is now a…

Jodie Foster as film director

“I’m not a spokesman for anything – I know nothing,” Jodie Foster declared in Cannes on Wednesday, in front of a room of press attending her Kering Women in Motion talk. But over the course of her hour-long conversation with…

A new biography of Nietzsche

Autobiography’ was what Nietzsche wrote ‘in order to see who he was’. On the evidence adduced here, what he was was a mummy’s boy. As late as her son’s undergraduate days, Franziska Nietzsche was still lecturing him on what coat…

Plots explained

‘Meanwhile, back at the ranch’ and other storytelling tricks explained in ‘Plots’…. Washington Post