Looking Towards The Grassmarket In Edinburgh

From Wikipedia The Grassmarket is located directly below Edinburgh Castle and forms part of one of the main east-west vehicle arteries through the city centre. It adjoins the Cowgate and Candlemaker Row at the east end, the West Bow (the lower end of Victoria Street) in the north-east corner, King’s Stables Road to the northContinue reading “Looking Towards The Grassmarket In Edinburgh”

Socialist Realism and The Danger Of Thinking

Tamara and I went to see the Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932 exhibition at the Royal Academy. We learned that Lenin viewed culture as a stepping stone to the Communist State. When that was achieved, art would have no function and it would be removed ‘snip, snip’ as he described it. Stalin allowed only Socialist RealismContinue reading “Socialist Realism and The Danger Of Thinking”