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London 2 – The Royal Academy

The weatherman said it was going to rain so, with raincoats at the ready (it didn’t rain until teatime, but when it did rain, it RAINED!), off we went to the Royal Academy to see the Summer Exhibition. We did … Continue reading

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Cross Swords With Brian Sewell? No, Thank You!

Today I received an interesting invitation via Twitter. “Wld u like to comment for ES in defence/Grayson Perry re Sewell piece?” The message was from Josh Neicho who is the Letters Editor of the Evening Standard. There was a link … Continue reading

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Taste And Tapestries With Grayson Perry

The problem with the Daily Telegraph Review section on a Saturday is that they often don’t bother with internet versions. Today there are two interesting art articles in the Review. The first by Grayson Perry is reproduced online, but the … Continue reading

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The Milkman – The Cheapskate Art Collector

The Management came out with a corker when we were visiting New Mills recently. She explained that she wasn’t able to buy a particular painting (the one by Lloyd Stephenson which is on the New Mills Art post) due to her … Continue reading

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Daytripper – Part 1

Yesterday morning, I went down to London for the day. Yesterday evening, I crawled into bed absolutely knackered, but having seen the London Original Print Fair at the Royal Academy (the main reason for the trip), the Cutting Edge of … Continue reading

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One For The Manet? No, I’ll Give It Four Stars

I am not a fan of portraiture and the often accompanying cult of celebrity. Usually the subject of the portrait is more important than the artist who painted it or how they did so. I wasn’t too optimistic, therefore, heading … Continue reading

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A go at Degas

I’ve been a fan of Edgar Degas for many years and visited the Degas and the Ballet exhibition at the Royal Academy in the autumn of 2011. A few weeks ago, I wrote about drawing lemons at my pastel class … Continue reading

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