Category Archives: Art

The Universal Machine

“It can be anything you want it to be. This is the nearest we have got to seeing what I would call a universal machine.” David Hockney, in a 2010 interview

Mirror Shot

Mirror Self Shot of Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring”        


Via the BMJ (Vol 337 11th October) a short piece about Gina Glover, an artist who has just finished a year long residency at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Trust For more see Art In Hospitals which is a catalogue … Continue reading

Escher in India

During all my travels in India I never came across these wells in Western India – "known as stepwells, also called bawdi (Hindi बावड़ी) or baoli (Hindi:बावली), are in essence wells in which the water can be reached by descending … Continue reading

Yellow Peril

by William Lanson via Space and Culture