Tag Archives: Michelangelo Antonioni

I think I need to start smoking: or how to be an artist without a Gauloises hanging from your mouth.

I was rather disturbed to find out recently that some folk I admire are giving up smoking. I was startled to say the least. No matter what anyone says, smoking remains the hallmark of cool. It’s as synonymous with art as booze, and as chic as any Euro fantasy. Besides my obvious initial concerns (the loss of […]

Red Desert : Michelangelo Antonioni embraces colour

Giuliana”…must confront her social environment. It’s too simplistic to say – as many people have done – that I am condemning the inhuman industrial world which oppresses the individuals and leads them to neurosis. My intention… was to translate the poetry of the world, in which even factories can be beautiful. The line and curves […]