Category Archives: Research & Reflection

Research: Who were the Medici’s

This is a very late addition to my blog as I am literally submitting for assessment tomorrow but I cannot forget to add an albeit very brief piece on the Medici family who I have read about so many times … Continue reading

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Long-lost Caravaggio ….

This is an unexpected blog concerning an article discovered as I have been checking over my essay in preparation for assessment! In 1599 Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio painted Judith Beheading Holofernes which is based on the biblical story. ┬áNow it … Continue reading

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Summary or overview of the final 3 chapters from 1900 to post World War 2

My tutor suggested in her final feedback I did a summary of the final 3 chapters with a concentration on 4 headings: Art as a social commentary Art as a cultural property How politics shapes art and art shapes politics … Continue reading

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Notes and questions regarding ways that artistic representation expresses cultural values – Tutor Report Assignment 5

My tutor, in her report on my final assignment, has asked me to reflect on the ways that artistic expression represent cultural values and this was in response to the Mexican muralists and their celebration of their mixed-race heritage (mestizaje) … Continue reading

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Question asked in Tutor report for Assignment 5 – “How have twentieth-century photographers balanced the camera’s capacity for documentation with its aesthetic possibilities in order to convey a variety of social and cultural messages?”

This is a question that was posed by my tutor in my feedback to Assignment 5 and feel this deserved a separate blog. My tutor advised me to look at the Getty video on Dorothy Lange’s photographs and also her … Continue reading

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Visit – All Saints’ Church, Kedleston, Derbyshire

This church was formerly known as St Margaret’s and stands in the grounds of Kedleston Hall near Derby – the hall being the subject of an exercise in Part 4 which required me to visit a Neoclassical house. Much of … Continue reading

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Visit – Calke Abbey, Derbyshire

During September 2016 my fiance and myself visited Calke Abbey near Melbourne in Derbyshire for the first time and first impressions of the house were very high as it is set in the most beautiful grounds and which include formal … Continue reading

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