Archive for: January, 2010

Uncategorized January 31, 2010

SO SINGULAR IN EACH PARTICULAR

Last week I half promised a glimpse of Sophie and the unicorn, but I am not sure they are yet fit to be seen. Instead I offer two little items I think are worth looking at, for their curiosity value if nothing else, and perhaps for the verses I have just composed to go with

Uncategorized January 24, 2010

IN THE PRESENCE OF A MASTERPIECE

I have been offered that job I was auditioning for, by the way. I am not being coy, but I can’t tell you what it is; my agent sweetly phoned me last thing on Friday, so that I’d know the news before the weekend, but the deal is not done yet. I had been recalled,

Uncategorized January 17, 2010

A TURNERESQUE TOUCH OF LIFE AND LIGHT

The other day, on the way home from an audition in town, I went to the big Turner exhibition at Tate Britain. His canvases are hung with an impressive array of the Masters and contemporaries he emulated, rivalled and ‘sought to outdo’: Rembrandt, Claude Lorrain, Titian, Poussin and Canaletto to name but a few. An