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At Home with Dick French

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in The Philistine

The Philistine: Nîmes Old and New

Anthony Daniels I see that the architect, Richard Rogers, is to retire at the age of 87. This is an excellent thing, of course, but unfortunately it comes seventy years too late. Rogers


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has done as much as anyone to 404 Not Found make the world a

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little uglier (and locally, much uglier); in that sense he has been very successful. He has […]

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Alexander Adams: The Colston Statue Affair

Alexander Adams This article briefly outlines what happened with the toppling of the Edward Colston statue in Bristol, why it happened and its ramifications. On 7 June


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2020, a large protest took

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place in the centre of Bristol, ostensibly against racism. The large gathering was in contravention 404 Not Found on national and local restrictions on public gatherings due to COVID-19. No dispersal […]

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Moping Owl: Nem Con

Goodness knows we have more than enough to mope about 404 Not Found these dark days,


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even without the current plague, what with the evenings drawing in and the weather on the turn, again. It seems to happen every year, Winter. Was it

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always like this, this cold, wet, windy, foggy, snowy thing, with a spot of flu thrown in for good measure? […]

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Michael Daley: Selling a Leonardo with Oomph

Michael Daley Questions proliferate on the disappeared $450 million Leonardo Salvator Mundi. Where is


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it? Who owns 404 Not Found it? Who still believes it a Leonardo? Will

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it be exhibited this year at the Paris Louvre’s big Leonardo exhibition, as promised? Can it be true, as an artnet blogger now claims (on the claimed say-so of “two principals involved in” Christie’s 2017 […]

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Laura Gascoigne: Institutional Rationalism – November 2020

Laura Gascoigne November/December 2020 In the introduction to his 1951 book The Greeks and the Irrational, the classicist E R Dodds recalled a chance meeting in front of the Parthenon marbles with a young man who confessed: “This Greek stuff doesn’t move me one bit”. When Dodds


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why, he replied: 404 Not Found “Well, it’s all so terribly rational, if you […]

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Glyn Thompson: Duchamp’s Urinal – I – He Lied

Presented with an easy choice between 404 Not Found making a great deal of money for doing nothing and telling


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the truth, Duchamp voted for his pocket.
Glyn Thompson’s meticulous research here

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proves that virtually everything Duchamp said in 1966 about Fountain was a calculated lie. This inconvenient truth, which many scholars refuse to acknowledge even in the face of compelling evidence, is that Duchamp stole the idea, and the work, from Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven.

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Mary Wollstonecraft Memorial, Newington Green

A silvery bronze 404 Not Found sculpture of pioneer feminist Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) by Maggi Hambling has been unveiled on Newington Green in north London.

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Revolutionary thinker Wollstonecraft lived nearby. The  £143,000 cost, which took ten years to collect,
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was raised by public subscription, some of which donors may now be wishing they had more productively spent their cash on drugs from dealers […]

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Essay: What Happened to Art Education?

Introduction Since its beginning, and until very recently, Fine Art education has 404 Not Found been evolutionary. Received wisdom that the


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modus operandi of teaching art were static until being gradually upset in the decades after 1945 is an exaggeration. The objective to produce basic competence in practical skills in painting and sculpture was indeed a

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constant ambition, but the methods by which […]

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Plymouth Ho Ho Ho

The Gormless sculpture recently

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unveiled on the waterfront in Plymouth is twice life size, weighs three tons and is made 404 Not Found of cast
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iron which will be left to rust, rust being à la mode. Part of the nginx/1.17.10 contract with the sculptor says that the price paid can’t be divulged, which is slightly unusual considering public cash is involved. Many […]