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“More savage than Caravaggio: the woman who took revenge in oil” – The Guardian October 2016

My tutor very kindly sent the link for this article that she had seen in The Guardian and which was questioning why the genius of Artemisia Gentileschi had been overlooked for so long? The subject of the article was Artemisia’s … Continue reading

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Matisse masterpiece at centre of legal battle

An interesting article popped up today on the Daily Mail’s website regarding a portrait of a lady called Greta Moll by Henri Matisse painted in 1908. Greta was originally named Margareta was born in 1884 in Mulhouse in 1884.  Greta … Continue reading

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Assignment study – Diego Velazquez – The Rokeby Venus

STUDY OF DIEGO VELAZQUEZ – THE ROKEBY VENUS Image courtesy of:  https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk Amendments suggested by tutor after feedback highlighted in italics.   POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL FACTORS Velazquez was born in Seville in 1599 which at the time was a … Continue reading

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Gallery visit review -The National Gallery

I live in a small industrial city in the Midlands which has not got a culture of arts in the same way as some of the bigger cities in the UK  and so I have decided to use an on-line … Continue reading

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