Articles by: Dominique

The cat

The cat

July 21, 2014

Arts, Painting, Visual arts:

I knew that my post on dogs in art would trigger a feline response….. Spend any time on the internet and you could be forgiven for thinking everyone likes cats… Read More ›

Magic Pamphlets in the Alma collection

Magic Pamphlets in the Alma collection

July 6, 2012

Arts, Performing Arts:

One of the delights of the WG Alma Conjuring Collection is a collection of magic pamphlets. They cover a wide array of conjuring techniques from training doves and showmanship to… Read More ›

Speaking of the Baroque

Speaking of the Baroque

September 15, 2010

Arts:

If you’ve been watching  Waldemar Januszczak’s three-part series on the Baroque, on ABC1, you’ll no doubt be disappointed there are no more opulent episodes of OTT arty eye candy to… Read More ›

Vintage TV magic

Vintage TV magic

July 30, 2010

Arts, Television:

Elegant tuxedos, droll patter and effortless prestidigitation abound in a series of dvds from the Miracle Factory, celebrating magic in the early days of television.   Early TV Magic Among… Read More ›

Plastic bags in Arts

Plastic bags in Arts

July 21, 2010

Arts, Film:

Proof you can make art from anything. still from Plastic Bag, 2010, from Futurestates TV This wonderful little film, by Ramin Bahrani and narrated by Werner Herzog, deserves to be… Read More ›

European Masters: Städel Museum

European Masters: Städel Museum

July 1, 2010

Arts, Painting, Visual arts:

The NGV International recently launched the latest of its winter masterpieces exhibitions, European Masters: Städel Museum, 19th–20th Century.  There will  be works from all over Europe  presented, but I think… Read More ›