Category Archives: art

Paintings by Peter Rowntree

A section of this year’s work. If you wish to purchase one of these, or to see more paintings, please visit flatgreywall.com Advertisements

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Great Irish films

Actually, this will review only two of the many outstanding Irish movies of the last decade, two that I watched recently. First, there’s Disco Pigs, a deeply touching tale reminiscent of classic Greek tragedies. Two babies, a boy and a … Continue reading

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My Butoh friend

In the mid- to late eighties I worked at Moon Basket, a futon store in Berkeley. The owner was a Japanese ex-patriot named Fu who combined creative ingenuity with solid common sense, which guaranteed the success of her store. Besides … Continue reading

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Partners in Health

“Somewhere in my heart, it’s the end of the world.” Régine Chassagne, daughter of Haitian refugees who escaped the country during the brutal years of the Papa Doc regime and who is  now, together with her husband Win Butler, a … Continue reading

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Movies to watch: 5. Synecdoche, New York

Rarely if ever have I seen a film that displays so much beauty because it shows the truth — the one with a capital T. Whoever reads this needs to agree with me that Truth is always beautiful, that it … Continue reading

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The artist as impartial witness: Otto Dix

I have a stack of about twenty issues of the German art magazine art, most of them from the early nineties. Gorgeous reproductions, well-written articles, and interesting subject matter keep these magazines relevant and informative; every once in a while … Continue reading

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Movies to watch: 4. Kontroll

This was a total bull’s-eye shot in the dark. I didn’t know anything about this movie, or about other Hungarian films for that matter, but writer-director Nimród Antal’s feature debut Kontroll, shot entirely in Budapest’s subway system, kept me spellbound. … Continue reading

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