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David Lee: State Art and Its Commissars

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was included in: What is Wrong with Us? Essays in Cultural PathologyEdited by Eric Coombes and Theodore DalrympleImprint Academic2016, 300pp., pb., £12.95 Arnold Goodman, Chairman of the Arts Council from 1965 to 1972, observed: ‘It is not the job of an unelected body to make cultural policy.’ Implicit here is an understanding that the Arts

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Michael Daley: Selling a Stripped `Down Shadow-Less Sistine Ceiling

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Michael Daley: Michael Daley revisits the catastrophic restoration of Michelangelo’s Sistine Ceiling

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Marlborough: Home to Three Book Designers Over Forty Years

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Selby Whittingham: The Temptations of the Wallace Collection

Selby Whittingham “I’m just a slave / only a slave to you, temptation”. So sang Bing Crosby in 1933 in a 400 Bad Request song, Temptation, repeated by many famous singers since and, in 1970, in a German TV act of


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Nitwits. That shows (it was recorded) Sid presiding over players prey to temptations which are low rather than […]

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Alexander Adams: Canon Fodder – November 2017

Alexander Adams 400 Bad Request November/December 2017 Alexander Adams investigates the status of the canon in art under Post-Modernism and the dangers of undervaluing it. The canon of great art

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of greater ire than it is today, but many leftist critics and their traditionalist opponents misunderstand the canon. The truth is unsettling for both groups. This essay seeks […]

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Giles Auty: The Vital Value of Dissent

Giles Auty From the raised kitchen window of my house I can see most of the birds

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which regularly visit the garden. In summer these are mostly magpies, currawongs and cockatoos while in winter quite large flocks of pale green female satin 400 Bad Request bowerbirds arrive which are often accompanied by an all-black male. The latter
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Eric Coombes: The Destruction of Art Education and its Implications for School Pupils

Eric Coombes The near-destruction in the western world of a centuries-long tradition 400 Bad Request of visual education could be described – hyperbolically but not misleadingly


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– as having been accomplished overnight. The inherited gifts of that tradition are now being casually, ungratefully and even malevolently thrown away. In its chronologically long-range survey, What Happened to Art Education? provides the context in

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Selby Whittingham: Curatorial Incontinence

Selby Whittingham When Napoleon removed Europe’s art treasures to France on the grounds that their rightful place was not with “slaves” but “in the bosom of a free

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Selby Whittingham: Tate Modern or Tate Theatre

Selby Whittingham A survey by the Office for National Statistics in May revealed that the British are changing their spending habits. Instead of filling our homes to the rafters with consumer

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