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Culture, History

You’ve got mail: Influential letters from the British Library Collection

The British Library holds an extensive collection of letters reaching back through history. Here we select some of the most astonishing. Henry VIII (1491-1547)    The British Library has an extensive collection of correspondence surrounding Henry VIII . These extraordinary documents range from secretive letters between the king and his […]

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Marcel Duchamp: 50 Years Since His Death

Marcel Duchamp rose to notoriety in the 20th Century, pushing the boundaries of what art could be with his scandalous ‘ready-mades’, sculptures and paintings. When researching Duchamp, I came across a clip of an interview between the artist and James Johnson Sweeny, former director of the Guggenheim Museum, produced by […]

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Art, Culture, What's On

Bridgeman Studio Award – The Great Women Artists & Deadline Extension

  Bridgeman Images have teamed up with social media influencer and art curator Katy Hessel – founder of @thegreatwomenartists Instagram account which champions contemporary and modern art from Katy’s favourite female artists sighted on her travels. This prize is for female artists – more on this below.   @thegreatwomenartists was set up […]