Angel of the North

An awe-inspiring work by Antony Gormley, looking over Gateshead.

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Bog cotton

Prevalent in the marshy dips on the Cumbrian fells.

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Wall mural, Barcelona

A snapshot of the dramatic wall art and graffiti in this vibrant city.

This image conjures up space to think, going beyond boundaries, an amorphous subscape.

The Thinker

Le Penseur from Auguste Rodin's Gates of Hell.

Reflection, personified.

Detail from the door of la Sagrada Familia

Antoni Gaudi's yet unfinished cathedral in Barcelona

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Is this where you are as a doctor? Or are you somewhere else?

Blackpool illuminations

Those lightbulb moments...

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Disturbing art

I cannot remember the artist - my stills from a disturbing video which I saw as being locked in to ones thoughts or circumstances.

 

Canal signpost

A simple design from the Lancaster canal.

Is life aka training really this simple? I don't think so!

Blackpool

 

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The Wyre Way

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Signposting, there is always another route to travel.

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Turkish man

This man was the mayor of a large village in turkey. He is a subsistence farmer, and speaks no english.

Wisdom.

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Babies

 

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The Hands

By Barbara Hepworth.

For me this creates many feelings about control, loss of control. The chief surgeon is an apparition...

Targets

Jasper Johns

 

Jasper Johns. Target, 1958

Jasper Johns explored targets, flags and other emblems, and often used gray in his paintings.

He is best known for his painting Flag (1954-55), which he painted after having a dream of the American flag. His work is often described as a 'Neo-Dadaist', as opposed to pop art, even though his subject matter often includes images and objects from popular culture. Still, many compilations on pop art include Jasper Johns as a pop artist because of his artistic use of classical iconography.

 

 
Jasper Johns. Target with Four Faces,1955
Jasper Johns. Target, 1974
 

Kenneth Noland

Kenneth Noland. Beginnings, 1958

Noland's painting became geometric and hard-edged with concentric circles by 1958. He also introduced a plastic-type paint, later called acrylic paint, to his work. Like Jackson Pollock, Noland painted his large canvases on the floor. These paintings of concentric circles of varying width remained flat and non-symbolic, but had intense colour contrasts.

There are many ways to target your training...

Kenneth Noland. Plunge, 1958-9
Kenneth Noland. This, 1958-9
Kenneth Noland. That, 1958-9
   
Kenneth Noland. Whirl, 1960
 

Peter Blake

Peter Blake. The First Real Target, 1961

Whereas Johns had taken a familiar object - a target - and executed this motif on the canvas in a painterly style, Blake took this further by using a real archery target purchased from a sports shop. The work of art is consequently less like a painting and is even closer to the real world. Blake thus questions: is this 'the first real target'?

Is a target a focus for our view, or something to hit?