(placeholder)

Why great art is useless

Saturday 12 September 2020

There is a popular polychrome sculpture of Oscar Wilde lounging on a rock at one corner of the grand eighteenth-century Merrion Square in Dublin. To the west side, across the wide street, is the splendid art collection that fills the National Gallery of Ireland. The space between statue and gallery might be thought to vibrate with Wilde’s comment...

Big cows and little cows: Father Ted on perspective

Tuesday 8 September 2020
Big cows and little cows: Father Ted on perspective

In the comedy series Father Ted, the curate, Fr Dougal, is (characteristically) finding it difficult to understand why far away cows look smaller than they really are. Ted’s explanation about big cows (near) and little cows (far away) never quite gets home.
But there was, historically, far more to perspective and its spiritual significance than...

FARRAGO blog