Paul Cardwell

"Paul Cardwell"
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Helpful votes received on reviews: 88% (22 of 25)
Location: UK
Birthday: 10 Jun
In My Own Words:
A working mum.

If it was made with care, I'll be interested.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,664,128 - Total Helpful Votes: 22 of 25
William Eggleston: Paris by William Eggleston
William Eggleston: Paris by William Eggleston
Eggleston is a wonderful, unique voice. His American images are soaked with the soul of soulless places. I was excited by prospect of his view of the City of Light. But, alas, I was underwhelmed by the result. Quite possibly the burden of too much expectation. He brings all of the Eggleston style to Paris but somehow it doesn't seem to 'take'. The most resonant images are, well, Eggleston images. He could have taken them anywhere. His understanding of his own world is so profound and has evolved over such a time that, inevitably, this looks a little superficial. Having said that, William Egglestone on holiday still delivers more poetry than the rest of us at our very best. Maybe four stars,… Read more
Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane by Andrew Graham-Dixon
Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane by Andrew Graham-Dixon
22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
Andrew Graham Dixon has written a very readable and clearly-argued account of an artist whose life and work have been the subject of more ill-informed speculation and gossip than most. He does a first class job of sketching the extraordinary intellectual and spiritual atmosphere of Milan at the time of Borromeo, Caravaggio's formative years. Throughout the book he is heavily indebted to Helen Langdon's work, a debt he generously acknowledges. Overall AGD's is the most accessible biography on the shelves. I cannot, however, share his view of the impact of homosexuality on Caravaggio's art. AGD reckons this has been overstated. I think it is obvious that the pictures of boys are erotically… Read more

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