Each Tuesday London’s Southbank Centre runs ‘Text Tracey Tuesday’ where you can ask artist Tracey Emin any question you like and she’ll respond if she feels like it!
Not everyone likes Emin’s work but I’m attracted both by how personal her pieces are, how she uses words in her art to send messages, and also because many of them are crafted with textiles (e.g. the infamous tent and her quilts). If you read this blog regularly you’ll know I like a bit of knitting.
And much to my delight, Tracey responded…
I read Madame Bovary a few years ago on holiday and can empathise with this comment. I’d expected to find a new heroine in Gustave Flaubert’s novel but was instead found a selfish, and permanently discontented woman. On the other hand it is a fascinating and beautifully written cautionary tale.
Anyway, just thought I would share with my fellow book-lovers!
If you’re interested, The Text Tracey Tuesday page on Facebook here.