Friday 25 September 2015

Weekend Post: Brian Sewell, What A Card

Brian Sewell, what a great chap!  One could hardly agree with him on everything but boy, he knew what he thought, and boldy took a swing at some pretty juicy targets.

He had an appropriately robust and iconoclastic approach to the pillars of BritArt.  And I particularly enjoyed his onslaughts on C├ęzanne, that most over-rated of artists and yet, seemingly, beyond reproach these days.  Almost.

Look up some of his writings - and smile.



Elby the Beserk said...

Indeed, He will be much missed. His trashing of the trash can that is "Contemporary 'art'" will be treasured for years to come.

Demetrius said...

He was great entertainment but not necessarily always right. As for Cezanne having spent some time around where he painted, r.g. Mont St Victoire, there was sometimes a particular kind of light and effect that he captures which seems to be particular to that patch in France.

Scan said...

He will be sorely missed; the world is a little less bright and a little less colourful without him.

"I've been asked to speak to you for about an hour...which I have absolutely no intention of doing."

"Oh, you unfortunate soul; your eyes are like mine: blue with a hint of urine."

dearieme said...

Unsound on Blunt, mind.

Anonymous said...

Better than unsound of mind, blunt.

Electro-Kevin said...

A Lifetime of Canine Attachments.

I must get that book. I love dogs too. I've a new regard for Staffies - most of them lovely dogs.

Jack Russells ?

Bastards, the lot of them ! Everyone a nasty little fucker (with other dogs that is.)

Much that poses as art is shit and his words were more colourful. I'm sorry to be seeing these witty old jobes go at the rate they are.