Monthly Archives: April 2018

Picturing poverty in the 19th century

This volume is an honest, moving but mildly unsatisfying farewell by Linda Nochlin (1931– 2017), one of the great figures in the social history of art. Her survey of realism, first published by Penguin in 1971, remains unsurpassed and her … Continue reading

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Vital artistic exchanges will be stifled by Trump’s travel ban

The amicus brief signed by more than 100 museums concerning the Trump administration’s travel ban should shame the justices of the US Supreme Court. It should appal them to read that exhibitions have been cancelled because of it; embarrass them … Continue reading

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Artist with a conscience: ‘Ronald Slayton: Master of Watercolor’

Ronald Slayton: “The Last Supper” (1985) (Courtesy T.W. Wood Gallery) An old woman, homeless, clutches the edges of a cardboard refrigerator box, her shelter, as she lies huddled on a sidewalk grate. A lean young man rummages through the garbage … Continue reading

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Brickie Callum aims to build new life as an artist

Callum Stephen, 23, of Llanidloes has been taking part in the BBC’s Big Painting Challenge and is into the semi-finals, where he is hoping to get to the final and become the winner. So far he has progressed through the … Continue reading

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Golden State Killer suspect lived a quiet suburban life, with flashes of rage and anger

On March 13, 1980, he broke into the Ventura home of Lyman Smith, 43, and his wife, Charlene Smith, 33. He tied them up using a drapery cord and secured it with a diamond knot — his signature knot. He … Continue reading

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Is there still life left in P2P investment trusts? | Peer2Peer Finance …

Marc Shoffman On April 27, 2018 PEER-TO-PEER investment trusts are increasingly getting a boost by moving away from marketplace and direct lending platforms, but investors may be starting to lose patience. WhenArticle source: http://www.p2pfinancenews.co.uk/2018/04/27/is-there-still-life-left-in-p2p-investment-trusts/

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Review: Colours of Impressionism, Masterpieces from the Musée d …

The other rooms are: “Snow landscapes”, “Painting light”, “Greens and blues”, “From Delacroix to neo-impressionism”, and “Rose and violet”. A lesser show might have simply given each gallery a colour coding – black, white, blue, and so on – but … Continue reading

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Sotheby’s brokers sale of rare Juan de Zurbarán still life to National Gallery

It is the firstArticle source: https://www.antiquestradegazette.com/news/2018/sotheby-s-brokers-sale-of-rare-juan-de-zurbar%C3%A1n-still-life-to-national-gallery/

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23 Art Exhibitions to View in NYC This Weekend – The New York …

‘THE FACE OF DYNASTY: ROYAL CRESTS FROM WESTERN CAMEROON’ at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (through Sept. 3). In the African wing, a show of just four commanding wooden crowns constitutes a blockbuster in its own right. These massive wooden … Continue reading

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Beautiful borders – framing landscapes like pieces of art

How many times have you gone to an art gallery with friends and heard them say they will know what they like when they see it? This reaction is also true for landscaping. The flower beds around one’s home tend … Continue reading

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