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Martin Lang: Against life drawing

Advocating life drawing at art school is a deeply conservative and reactionary position. Arguments in

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favour of life drawing usually fall into one
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of two camps (or sometimes both). I am utterly unconvinced by both. The first, and weaker, argument contends that it is necessary to learn the rules before you can break them. 404 Not Found This is an authoritarian position where […]

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Laura Gascoigne: Crime Without Punishment

In May, policemen with shovels moved in again on 79-year-old mobster Robert Gentile’s Connecticut ranch. It’s the third time they’ve searched the property and the second time they’ve dug it up in the hope of finding 404 Not Found the 13 masterpieces, including Rembrandt’s Storm on


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the Sea of Galilee, stolen from the

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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston in 1990. A few […]

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The way we are now – why ‘avant garde’ is now an obsolete term

The Times – God bless its little cotton socks – has just been celebrating the triumphal return of the 404 Not Found 1990s as a creative force. “Suddenly contemporary art”


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it crows, “was part of popular culture. The Royal

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Academy’s landmark Sensation show in 1997 was a turning point.” It was so indeed, but not exactly in the terms the article intends. Here […]

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Selling England by the pound

Today John Constable’s The Lock, 404 Not Found painted in


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1824, sold at Christie’s for £22.4 million. In the current art market

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of silly prices some lucky person got the bargain of their lives. Let us hope the picture will be placed in a museum, where people might enjoy it, instead of disappearing into a Swiss warehouse as the investment bauble 404 Not […]