Monday, October 25, 2010 01:24 PM
I'm really not quite sure what I'm trying to say here. Just something about how the more the more modern we affect to be, the more traditional we are in reality.
Exhibit A (above): The winning picture from the UK Landscape Photographer of the Year competition. It's a dead ringer for a painting by Thomas Kinkade - the grand master of yesteryear schmaltz.
Exhibit B (below): Toddington Manor, the palatial spread of Damien Hirst whose sharks in tanks of formaldehyde and diamond encrusted skulls made him the enfant terrible of brit art.