mockturle06: (Sherlock)

Anyhoo, the exhibitions. First stop was Nude at the Art Gallery of NSW (and stop sniggering up the back). That was okay. Actually, I kinda loved it, the first few rooms anyway because it had a few nice pieces from the Tate (it was all from the Tate) , including a few I confused myself as having seen recently before remembering, oh yeah, back in ’15, in situ. Love the lush high Victoriana. I know it’s uncool, but I can’t help myself. I love a fine bit of vaguely homoerotic classicism on a summer’s day. I love a Fred Leighton (Have you seen his house? If that’s the house, imagine what the parties must have been like?).

Then we moved onto Modernism, and that was pretty cool, too (though you have to ignore the cultural misappropriation of all that African and Islander imagery). Abstraction, not so much. Here, women are just reduced to the Republican ideal of a woman: all fanny and no head (see also that Chris Pine photo, tsk).

Finally got to see The Kiss, and that was a bit meh, mainly because they had it positioned wrong and the proportions were all off. And I did snigger, at the David Hockney, which was such a bad look, because I do really love them, but the line drawings of the blond and the brunette in bed with their 1966 aesthetic was so much like a certain tumblr feed o’mine I couldn’t help myself, dammit. So much like that series of Academy drawings I can’t even.

Also got to see some OMFG surviving examples of Turner’s hardcore hand drawn porn. Oh, to have seen Ruskin, the world’s greatest prude, discovering his worshipped hero’s secret smut stash of shame, oh, to have seen his little face, heh heh heh.

The modern stuff was meh meh meh, though I did finally see a Freud I didn’t loathe, and they had Bacon.

Also popped in to Manifesto again (with all the angry Cates), and then a small room of Japanese art, containing a wall of blinking numbers by Tatsuo Miyajima, which had me entranced.

So it was over to the MCA for the Tatsuo Miyajima exhibition, which was quite wonderful. Who knew you could make numbers so pretty, or mean so much, or nothing. Loved the goldfish pond one, and the rooms of blue and red. The train set with the coal was upsetting though.

more: The Canberra Exhibition Expedition )

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Jun. 6th, 2013 05:13 pm
mockturle06: (merlin arthur)
It's a cold, dark and wet morning and I have a little punnet of instant oats in my desk drawer. Huzzah. Carrying the thin plastic tub of boiling water all the way back to my desk was a bit Kung Fu, though. It was very Kung Fu, actually (ouch ouch ouch hot hot hot burny burny).

Meanwhile, I went and saw a play, yay, and did some courses (epic fail).
more: twits and twats )
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This month: David Tennant and Matt Smith seen on set together as they shoot 50th Anniversary special of Doctor Who, David Tennant in The Politician's Husband, Dougray Scott moves from Wisteria Lane to Hemlock Grove, Benedict Cumberbatch reveals his training regimen for Star Trek Into Darkness, Martin Freeman fond of the Sherlock success, Henry Cavill stands tall in new Man Of Steel image, Dominic Cooper misses sharing home with James Corden, Adrian Lester and Rory Kinnear in Hytner's Othello, Dan Stevens Ditches Downton Abbey For Brooklyn Crime Thriller, Tom Hiddleston will play famed war photographer Robert Capa, Andrew Garfield Sprints to Spidey-Car, Jude Law writes against seal trade, Firth spies Secret Service role, Ewan McGregor develops big biceps for movie role, Tom Hardy Reunites with Gary Oldman, This Life stars Jack Davenport and Natasha Little to reunite in ITV drama Breathless, Michael Fassbender to Star in Macbeth Film, Arthur Darvill to play Guy in Broadway musical Once, James McAvoy loves seeing actors sweat blood, House was not a home for Hugh Laurie, Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi on new sitcom Vicious, Damian Lewis stylishly delivers in Jaguar's short film Desire, Alan Cumming to return to Cabaret for Broadway revival, John Hannah on the best cycling routes, Woman in Black sequel casts Jeremy Irvine as lead, Jason Isaacs is The Surgeon General at CBS, Terence Stamp can't afford to move back to London, Simon Pegg caned on film set, Russell Tovey's work experience, Tony Curran sneaks off film set to watch the Celtic game still wearing his alien costume )
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This week: Daniel Craig Set For Monuments Men, Andrew Lincoln talks ruthless Rick Grimes, David Morrissey on Walking Dead, Tom Hiddleston at the BFI Awards, Martin Freeman Humbled by The Hobbit, Damian Lewis of Homeland Likes Playing the Bad Guy, Matt Smith gets a Doctor Who birthday surprise, Benedict Cumberbatch performs spoken-word with Friendly Fires, Daniel Day-Lewis' Lincoln worries, Ewan McGregor and Evan Rachel Wood to co-star, Rafe Spall Lands Kill Your Friends Lead Role, Tom Hardy Targets Another Poaching Pic, Ioan Gruffudd on 30th anniversary of S4C, Jude Law as Dom Hemingway, Nicholas Hoult As A Zombie With A Warm Heart, Jack Davenport Takes Center Stage, Firth set for Dubai's DIFF, Dominic Cooper in Reasonable Doubt, Henry Cavill And Those Curls, Dan Stevens makes the jump from Downton Abbey, Ben Whishaw on playing Q in Skyfall, Colin Morgan talks magic reveal, Ifans lands Madame Bovary role, Monaghan lands bank robber role, Rupert Everett's Wilde gets West End transfer, Timothy Spall to play JMW Turner in Mike Leigh biopic, Stephen Tompkinson makes West End musical debut in Spamalot, Hugh Grant's street is turned into a building site, Roger Moore to host Have I Got News For You, Clive Owen Could Be King Of The Castle, Mark Gatiss on European Horror, Ian McKellen Defends The Hobbit, Butler signs up for Dynamo movie, Colin Farrell is down and out in New York, Kevin McKidd Promises an Upbeat Episode, Michael Fassbender Gets Down on His Knees for Natalie Portman, Kit Harington talks reuniting with Sean Bean for Silent Hill )
mockturle06: (matt)
After a particularly rough day, because I just love judgemental twats getting up in my face, it was a cheery evening with a barely bloody drinkable red and a big episode of Buffy (the one where Angel gets happy) and an episode of Law & Order UK, which wasn't cheery at all, but it had cute as a button Jamie Bamber in it, and they were wandering around my favourite streets (unlike other shows set in other cities, I could see them stroll past just one shop and know exactly where they are, hello shop, a couple of doors down from my Cafe Nero and I need to go back, I'm a few cups short of a freebie) and it's all old L&O episodes in English drag, which adds a further layer of meta hilarity to the proceedings, and there's Bill Paterson popping up to growl something in his brogue and, well, I am very easily amused.

Finished off with Once Upon a Time, which is freaky and does not bear close examination at all but I'm happy to waft along for the ride. It's all very daft but with the same sort of soapy stuff that kept me bouncing along with Buffy, so it tweaks that kink and I'm happy.
more: roman in the gloamin' )

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