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London 3 – And Finally…..!

Rosie says she can’t wait for Part 3 of our sojourn in London – and she doesn’t even know she features in this part! Three more exhibitions to tell you about. That’ll take some time, won’t it? Not as long … Continue reading

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Postscripts – “What Is Art?” and “Portraits Again”

Today’s Daily Telegraph had two reviews for exhibitions I have mentioned before. (If I have one criticism of the art coverage in the Telegraph is that they often cover some exhibitions three or four times in various guises, and ignore … Continue reading

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Portraits again

Last May, I posted some comments about portraits. I complained that there was a National Portrait Gallery in London, but no National Landscape Gallery or National Still Life Gallery. Mike (from Down at the Dougie) commented: ““Why is there an … Continue reading

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Life Drawing and Portraits

Yesterday’s Daily Telegraph had an interesting letter about the new portrait of the Duchess of Cambridge at the National Portrait Gallery. “Sir – Due to the punishing schedules of the Royal family who are asked to sit for dozens of … Continue reading

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100 (or 20 of them, at least) for 2013

Today’s Seven in the Sunday Telegraph had “2013 – The 100 Things You Should Know”, a nine-page preview of the arts in 2013. It included theatre, TV, music, dance and so on, but I’m extracting the visual arts exhibitions. (As … Continue reading

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What is a portrait?

According to Wikipedia (Remember, Sheldon!), “a portrait is a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood … Continue reading

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