James Butterwick

SCREAMS OF TIMES PAST – ALFRED KUBIN AT THE RICHARD NAGY GALLERY

SCREAMS OF TIMES PAST – ALFRED KUBIN AT THE RICHARD NAGY GALLERY

BY James Butterwick POSTED 02/11/2017 2:00 PM

Lao Tzu wrote that, “knowing others is wisdom. Knowing the self is enlightenment. Mastering others requires force. Mastering the self requires strength”. Alfred Kubin, “my conceptions do not follow any aesthetic canon, nor are they caricatures, they escape all formulations, but I know that certain creative forces drive me irresistibly”. If one examines the premise […] Read More

REVIEW: ‘The Nose’ at the Royal Opera House by James Butterwick

REVIEW: ‘The Nose’ at the Royal Opera House by James Butterwick

BY James Butterwick POSTED 11/11/2016 12:00 AM

REVIEW: ‘The Nose’ at the Royal Opera House by James Butterwick  Olfactory perception – Shostakovich conkers? Whilst I am in the moron category regarding love of opera, I did once summon from my innards some appreciation of the genre 10 years ago. This was the red-letter day when I clapped eyes and ears on Lady […] Read More

ARTICLE: James Butterwick visits the Costakis Collection

ARTICLE: James Butterwick visits the Costakis Collection

BY James Butterwick POSTED 02/09/2013 12:00 AM

Located down a non-descript side street in Thessaloniki, it is difficult to imagine a less prepossessing building than that which houses the George Costakis collection of Russian Avant Garde. Its story is known to many but still deserves a repeat. In 1946, a time of the vigorous enforcement of the Socialist Realist School of painting […] Read More

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