The Justified Sinner's Blog – April 2011 Archive (3)

Triumph of Maximilian

Anyone familiar with my recent work knows that I'm very keen on scrolls and banners! In Sheffield last month, I went to an exhibition of woodcuts by Hans Burgkmair (and others) dating from around 1512 and which were commissioned by the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I as a means of commemorating himself after he died. It seems that Maximilian I was obsessed with his own death and immortality. One of the most amazing features of these prints - for me - was the scrolls and banners portrayed in…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on April 26, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

More on Gormenghast

When I was in my early 20s, I read compulsively Mervyn Peake's trilogy, "Titus Groan", "Gormenghast" and "Titus Alone", a remarkable body of work which is, superficially, fantasy writing: Alas! it is too often dismissed as such. In fact, what Peake created was a fantastical portrait of a rigid, class-ridden society on the brink of collapse, a parable for Britain in the early-mid 20th Century.

 

As mentioned before, a gift of a polymer clay owl skull prompted me to create a…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on April 20, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Beneath The Skin Exhibition - Review

Beneath The Skin

Sheffield Institute of Arts, 24th March - 24th April

 

Jivan Astfalck, Elizabeth Callinicos, Jack Cunningham,…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on April 12, 2011 at 12:27pm — 2 Comments

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