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The Secret Lives of Artists

Posted by Published on April 5, 2017

From the grand studio homes of Victorian artists residing in their suits to the paint splattered studios of Frank Auerbach and Lucian Freud, rare photography archives reveal the creative environment and working practices of artists from the last two centuries.   The Lewinski photo archive Jorge Lewinski, a Polish refugee who served in the RAF, is a foremost photographer of artists in their studios. The…

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Artists on Film

Posted by Published on April 5, 2017

One of the beautiful things about the invention of the camera is the preservation of fleeting, real moments on film, which have provided us with a richer understanding of the past 100 years: its movements, its people and their achievements. Fine art has played a vital role in shaping history and documentary film has allowed us to put faces to the names behind some of…

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Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’ Robin Williams Spring has finally sprung and the first signs of blossom are showing on trees. What better time to examine the best paintings of the season in the history of art. Primavera, c.1478 by Sandro Botticelli Botticelli’s famous painting celebrates the arrival of spring and is filled with mythological symbolism. It was one of the first…

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Inside Lucian Freud’s Studio

Posted by Published on July 1, 2016

Lucian Freud (1922 – 2011) is one of the most well-known and influential painters of the 20th century, yet in spite of his fame, he remained an intensely private figure. David Dawson, also an artist, met Freud in 1990 and worked as his assistant for the next 20 years, photographing the artist in every aspect of his life. He also directed a documentary film featuring rare footage of Lucian Freud…

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