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Coverdown: Freewheelin 202 / Freewheelin-on-line take 4
 

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We are not the only ones who are forging ahead with an exciting new concept involving the use of the internet. The BBC in conjunction with the National Gallery have set up the first - only online - major art show exhibiting 100 ‘weather’ paintings taken from 50 UK galleries and museums. The exhibition, which has the title ‘Painting The Weather’ can be found at www.bbc.co.uk/paintingtheweather and if you visit this wonderful site you will be able to marvel at the works of many artists who have used the weather as a symbol in the expression of their art.

Following this theme, ‘the weather’ just happens to be central to this month’s Freewheelin’ cover. And as we are in the midst of an English summer, we have to be talking stormy weather. The framed backdrop is a painting taken from the aforesaid ‘net exhibition and is by that great painter of English weather J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851).  In the foreground, the pvc weather-proofs are modelled by Bob and Sara which is quite apt because a (wicked?) messenger sent him to her in a tropical storm in the first place. The distance between them on such a wet day suggests that he may have already looked elsewhere for some shelter from the storm.

Bob’s eyes and the eye of the storm are dark and parallel and to this day I am truly not sure if it was Turner’s lashing rain or Dylan’s blinding tears that soaked my page and caused my letters to run. Now, that’s real interaction for you!

 

Theo Casamegas

 
 
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