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Discovering A Society. Or rather … Imagining it?

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TRAVEL JUST FOUR MILES from Heraklion International Airport on the Greek island of Crete, and you have gone back four thousand years to the Minoan Civilization.

You appear to have arrived in the heart of a ritualistic society devoted to fearful reverence for the bull. I say ‘appear’, since just about everything you know and much of what you are told on-site concerns a monstrous mythological creature, the bull-headed Minotaur.     Continue reading “Discovering A Society. Or rather … Imagining it?” »

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Nineteen-Sixties Pop-Artist Gains Digital Media Breakthrough

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Turning to Art in Europe to Counter ‘Sad’ Imagery

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Dateline: Aubais, Southern FranceIT’S NOW MORE than a week since I ventured first to Paris, ahead of President Donald J Trump, and then on down to the Département du Gard.

Like many French citizens, and those of many countries, I expect, I was pained but not surprised by Trump’s use of the Fête Nationale to posture for the world’s media – his attempt (you might say) to impersonate a world leader.          Continue reading “Turning to Art in Europe to Counter ‘Sad’ Imagery” »

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