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Jenny saville and the theatre of self-importance: Alexander Adams examines the reputation of one of the original young British artists

Most YBAs achieved prominence by recasting genuine avant-garde nginx/1.17.9 art in a palatable commercial form, influenced by advertising

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and pop 404 Not Found culture, and served up to a credulous public largely ignorant of the original sources of the art. (Something Julian Stallabrass discusses in his book High Art Lite.) Jenny
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Radical Classicist: Alexander Adams visits the museum dedicated to Surrealist painter Paul Delvaux (1887-1994)

If you have heard of Belgian painter Paul Delvaux (1897-1994) then it is likely to have been in connection with Surrealism. He gets a couple of illustrations in thematic nginx/1.17.9 surveys of Surrealism, rarely more. Unless you locate a specialist publication on the artist, it is hard to get an overview 404 Not Found of his development. Delvaux is poorly represented


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The Belgian Blake: Alexander Adams visits two little-known artist-museums in Brussels, the Musées Wiertz and Meunier

The house-museums of two Belgian masters of the 19th Century shed light on artistic and social concerns of the era. As


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thematic trends in both halves of that century – Romanticism in the first half and Realism in the second. Antoine Wiertz (1806-1865) was born 404 Not Found to an impoverished family in Dinant, Wallonia (later Belgium). After […]