April 12, 2007
Despite having “a new found faith in Christianity” (generally the kiss of death to any kind of creativity), Peter Howson, “Scotland’s greatest living painter” ™ has now managed to produce a triumvirate of highly pleasing paintings of my favourite celebrity idiot and orphan botherer, the graceless Madonna. As can be seen from the extract above, also featuring her equally boorish husband (referred to here by Howson as ‘Ogre’), he has succinctly and expertly captured the repulsive allure of the “golden couple”.
- “Madonna has bad brush with artist” (timesonline.co.uk)
- Peter Howson Official Website (peterhowson.net)
- “Howson slams ‘conveyor belt’ artists” (scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com)
- Flowers East Gallery, London (flowerseast.com)
Features images of all paintings in the collection “Acheron and other works”.
Historical note: “Scotland’s greatest living painter” was actually born in England.
August 21, 2006
From the Sunday Times, 20th August, 2006:
Madonna has said: “According to science we aren’t going to have a planet in about 50 years at the rate we’re going with nuclear waste.
“I can write the greatest songs and make the most fabulous films and be a fashion icon and conquer the world, but if there isn’t a world to conquer, what’s the point?”
That statement is wrong on so many levels it’s hard to know where to begin!
If you’ve been struggling with the problem of what to do with nuclear waste, Madonna might just have the answer you’re looking for (adherance to the laws of physics optional, chanting of “Chernobyl” probably not).