Wednesday, June 29, 2005


Time taken to find a wi-fi connection in Birmingham – 1.5 hours, 3 coffees and approximately 30 kilometers. So much for ubiquity of the Internet. I still don't know how to connect through my mobile phone. I haven't figured out how to download mail onto my phone. Sigh... so much to learn.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Just managed to dig out some information about something I've suspected for a while - that the emergence of modern art is indeed roughly synchronous with the invention of photography. Using a post hoc ergo factor hoc type of argument, I'm therefore convinced that there is a clear nexus here. That faced with a superiour way of representing reality, artists turned to alternative inspirations and muses for expression of their talent. If you wanted a true-to-life image of yourself or your street corner, you would call a photographer, not an artist any more. What was a poor artist to do? Enter Impressionism, Surrealism etc. Check out these links...

notice the dates.