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The Divine Giorgione

Last night we attended the private view of In the Age of Giorgione at the Royal Academy. President Christopher Le Brun opened the show with a speech referring to Giorgione’s elusiveness, and his immense influence on subsequent artists, all the more remarkable considering the short span of  his life (he died aged 32). Wandering round the exhibition, I couldn’t help…

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Art in Bloom

What a treat to be able to wander through beautiful lush verdant flower gardens instead of strolling amongst the bare trees in nearby Green Park under the cold drizzle of a January afternoon. The theme of the show is that many painters also cultivated, and of course then painted, their gardens. And the painted gardens by Cezanne, Renoir, Matisse, (and…

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