Saturday, 3 January 2009

Past art lives again

While Lord Bassington-Bassington has made several attempts to become a more cultured canine, these attempts usually just end up shedding an unflattering light on his many shortcomings.

As a result, His Lordship has instead opted for the “I don’t know much about art, but I know what I like”, albeit cloaked in a few layers of irony, pseudointellectual babble and righteous indignation at how art has degenerated since the glorious days of the cave paintings.

One artist he really likes, though, is Rikke Lundgreen. Miss Lundgreen’s work is interesting on many levels, raises many questions and is open to a variety of interpretations that goes way over His Lordship's velvet-eared head, but it can also just be enjoyed as creations of melancholy beauty. Many of Miss Lundgreen’s works are reconstructions of Pre-Raphaelite motifs done with herself and her collaborator, Phil Sayers, taking the places of models now long passed away.

The Chronicles has taken the liberty, without asking in advance (the rudeness!) of borrowing a few artworks from the two’s website. Go there for more details. And if you have a family fortune more substantial than that of Lord Bassington-Bassington, buy the artworks.

Oh, and Miss Lundgreen has a show opening this Tuesday in Oslo. Lady Mju has all the details.

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