Tag Archives: Henry Moore Institute

So, Dave, what was the exhibition like then?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is another from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel, King, Queen, Knave, which I am currently re-reading. And at every corner, emblem of ineffable happiness, stood a sleek-hosed harlot whose features there was no time to … Continue reading

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Rambling about Leeds UK…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s architectural term is Beton Brut – ‘concrete in the raw’, that is, concrete left in its natural state when the formwork has been removed. Sometimes special formwork is used to show clearly the timber graining … Continue reading

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No, nobody will notice that it’s a bit tilted…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s wrinkled old black and white snapshot is the one of me and Humphrey Bogart sitting on the hood of an Oldsmobile holding bottles of beer in 1946. (Olds) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Last week I was in the … Continue reading

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Rambling round another town…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s popular, highly regarded, but fairly boring artist is Walter Richard Sickert (1860-1942) (WRS) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yesterday, I was feeling a bit fed up and decided that a ride on a train might perk me up. I … Continue reading

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I name names…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s featured piece of classical music is Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 11 in G# Minor, also known colloquially as ‘Clinky-clonky bang-bang tiddle’. (G.M.) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Every now and then I like to escape from Dulltown for a … Continue reading

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A tale of two art galleries…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s architectural term is ‘foil’ – A lobe or leaf-shaped curve formed by the cusping of a circle or an arch… ‘The cusping of a circle’ – I think that I’ll have that buzzing in my … Continue reading

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A short architectural rant…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s heraldic term is ‘recursant’ – usually of an eagle, displayed with its back towards the viewer. I wonder if it’s looking over its shoulder at us, or do we just see the back of its … Continue reading

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