These are All Manmade Artworks… There’s Nothing Edible Here
I think that Yolkin’s attitude to Andy Warhol is a little less than “reverent”… this doesn’t mean that he thinks that it’s piffle… but it’s certainly not complimentary.
Sergei Yolkin takes a tongue-in-cheek look at an exhibition at the St Petersburg Academy of Arts showcasing Campbell’s Soup Cans, in a show featuring “New Artists” Pop Art genius Andy Warhol.
16 May 2013
To Science Day!
To Science Day! Let’s raise a glass with something good in it to all hard-working scientists everywhere… thank you for all the good things… as for the bad ones… well, you guys KNOW what they are, so there’s no need to “bad-dog” ya!
Academics in Russia celebrated their professional holiday, Russian Science Day, established by presidential decree in 1999. On 8 February (28 January old style) 1724, Tsar Pyotr Veliki issued a decree “to establish an Academy to study languages, other sciences, fine arts, and to translate foreign books”. The new institution, “the Academy, or Societies of Arts and Sciences”, united both the arts and sciences for over a quarter century until the Senate established the St Petersburg Academy of Arts in 1757. In Soviet days, Science Day was celebrated on the third Sunday in April, this date was chosen because Lenin issued his “Sketch plan of scientific and technical work” at that time in 1918.
The caricature is by Sergei Yelkin
8 February 2010