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Looking up – part 1

After two years of working in a London art gallery, I moved to a regional one, which has drastically reduced my commute. There is only one downside, and that is missing the beautiful architecture of the city. It sounds cheesy to say, but I never tired of walking around aimlessly, admiring the mish-mashed history of the…

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Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art

National Gallery, until 22nd May 2016 King of the French Romantics, Delacroix has long been a favourite of mine. In this groundbreaking exhibition the enduring legacy of a revolutionary painter is explored, hanging his works beside those of his descendents. He had said that paint was ‘only the pretext, only the bridge between the mind of…

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Press Briefing: Botticelli Reimagined

I attended my first press briefing this morning at the V&A, which was made all the more thrilling by the fact that it was for a major Botticelli exhibition. In the first show of its kind the legacy of the Renaissance master will be explored through art and media from the Quattrocento to the present day….

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Gothic Tendancies

The Gothic has always appealed to me, even before I knew the word existed. I remember swiping my Mum’s Dracula (1992) video, sneaking it to my best friend’s house and the two of us watching it after everyone had gone to bed. I must have been 9 or 10 years old, I knew that I…

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