ITEM: The last post has set me to thinking about which is my favourite out of all the art shows I’ve visited over the years, and the answer has to be the Magritte Exhibition at London’s Hayward Gallery back in the eighties.
I’ve loved Rene Magritte’s work for as long as I can remember, but this particular exhibition demonstrated to me how diverse that work was, with some of his iconic paintings reinvented as sculptures. I particularly remember the massive bronze of Perspective: Madame Recamier by David, the thrill of walking into a room where a coffin was sitting on a couch.
So what artists and paintings do the rest of you beautiful, cultured people like?
ITEM: The latest spam to arrive in my Inbox is from ‘Enlargement supplement’ and comes with the Subject line ‘Christina Aguilera undressed’.
Thinking about it… Yeah, that would probably work, though I do hope they appreciate the effect would only be temporary.
ITEM: I’ve just typed up two items and deleted them both – one in case you lot read it and the other in case my neighbour does.
Bet that’s got you all wondering. Not.
ITEM: I may have remarked before on how some activities are meant to be performed with two people working in tandem, and that changing the sheets on a double bed is one of those activities.
The problem is compounded when you are also changing the duvet.
I may need to look into this whole ‘friends with benefits’ thing.
Or simply become an even bigger slob than I already am.
ITEM: I can feel nothing but contempt for those idiots who, presumably enthralled by the prospect of the Olympics, have posted advertising hoardings in Norwich referencing ‘the Best British Summer Ever’.
If they think watching sport is going to make me feel any better about the continuous rain and lack of anything resembling more than an hour or two of bright weather, then they are completely mistaken.
ITEM: I need something to look forward to, and fortunately I have tickets for the Rambert Dance Company’s visit to Norwich in November.
It’s The Labyrinth of Love Tour 2012, and far as I can tell they won’t be performing that particular dance when they hit Norwich.
So what are the rest of you looking forward to?