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This is a guest post written by an anonymous contributor “Art and religion are, then, two roads by which men escape from circumstance to ecstasy. Between aesthetic and religious rapture there is a family alliance. Art and religion are means to similar states of mind.” — Clive Bell The purpose of great art is to…Read More
When I get that familiar feeling of wanting to be instantly transported to Italy, there is only one place in London to go: The V&A museum. Their vast Renaissance galleries are filled with art and objects that temporarily alleviate that deep-rooted, tear-inducing withdrawal I feel for a county that Robert Browning and I call “my…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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….Read More
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…Read More