The Grotesque, the Unnerving and the Beautiful

Why do we paint? Why do we need to paint when we have cameras? These were the questions that were central to the special exhibitions of Francis Bacon: Invisible Rooms, Maria Lassnig and Ella Kruglyanskaya. Albeit, whilst they all share the same questions, they didn’t necessarily share the same answers. Whilst Kruglyanskaya’s work very much…

LUDS Presents: The Duchess of Malfi: A review

Written by Kym Nicholls Death hath ten thousand several doors For men to take their exits The Duchess of Malfi is a Renaissance tragedy filled with betrayal, jealousy, lust, and copious amounts of death. Oh boy, is there ever death! Penned by John Webster in 1612-13, the Duchess and her two cruel brothers have stalked…