Thursday, 29 September 2016

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Man Frightened By a Snake

TJ Clark's book on Poussin, The Sight of Death, was referred to in a previous post on NOCM. Here is an extraordinary juxtaposition of images which occurred to me recently- the running figure in the Poussin painting 'Man Killed by a Snake' bears an uncanny resemblance to this Scottish football fan from the infamous pitch invasion at Wembley in 1977:

Painting Portals

Bottom: work-in-progress. Top: a still from Henry Levin's 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth' (1959), a movie set that recreates with some accuracy part of the Old Quad at Edinburgh University.

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Alice Neel in Edinburgh

Girl in Cafe, 1975, on show at Talbot Rice: 'Alice Neel, The Subject and Me',  through to 8th October. Unmissable. See TOP TEN PAINTINGS to right.

Sunday, 4 September 2016

NOCM returning to this site.

NOCM has migrated back to this site.
Further posts to follow.