Art and “Madness”: Fact or Fabrication?

  The idea of the artist as inherently troubled is far from new. As far back in time as classical antiquity, a perceived link has existed between artistic ability and what the Ancient Greeks crudely deemed “madness” . This association, which has been sustained throughout history by notorious examples including Caravaggio, Vincent Van Gogh andContinue reading “Art and “Madness”: Fact or Fabrication?”

Hugh Hood, “Glasgow 1974-78” & Donald John MacLean, “The Truth Even If It Didn’t Happen” – Lillie Art Gallery, Milngavie/Hillhead Library, Glasgow

Street photography has changed beyond description in the past couple of decades. From the halcyon days of Bresson and Doisneau in Paris, roaming the city and capturing it’s people clearly and precisely in moments which have been crystallised forever. Photography itself has changed. As digital technology took hold in the early part of the centuryContinue reading “Hugh Hood, “Glasgow 1974-78” & Donald John MacLean, “The Truth Even If It Didn’t Happen” – Lillie Art Gallery, Milngavie/Hillhead Library, Glasgow”