Sunday, 9 November 2014

Remembrance Sunday

As today is Remembrance Sunday (CLICK for pictures) I thought I'd take another look at Paul Cummins' and Tom Piper's Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at the Tower of London, which must be the most successful art installations ever (CLICK). Up to four million people - 6% of the UK's population - are expected to have visited the artwork by the time it closes. Images of this emotive work have gone around the world. Even a visiting North Korean artist painted it (CLICK). Yesterday PM David Cameron and wife Samantha visited the moat to plant poppies. He described it as an "incredibly moving" reminder of how many lost their lives." Yet The Guardian's art expert Jonathan Jones brayed "The Tower of London poppies are fake, trite and inward-looking – a Ukip-style memorial" (CLICK). Why does The Guardian employ such a donkey to bray about art?


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