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08th July 2015

The Ashmolean Museum at the University of Oxford has successfully raised enough money to to acquire JMW’s The High Street, which is considered to be one of his most important works. In just under four weeks, with kind contributions from members of the public and visitors to the museum, helped the read more ...

06th July 2015

How much would you pay for a one dollar bill? One dollar would naturally make sense, but, if you dig a little deeper, the question isn’t as obvious as it first seems. For example, a dollar a generation ago isn’t the same as it is today, such is the curious nature of time and the science of read more ...

30th June 2015

Richard Long’s new exhibition at the Arnolfini Gallery in Bristol looks at how his native city has helped shape his unique vision of art throughout his entire career. Central to this, of course, is his idea of “art made by walking in landscapes”. It’s a style and philosophy that was first realised read more ...

29th June 2015

The name MC Escher is all at once familiar and elusive outside of his native home, the Netherlands. You kind of recognise it, like someone you once knew when you were in primary school, whose name is no longer is as vivid as it once was. And like that, you remember something, someone, but, when you read more ...

26th June 2015

An iconic painting by the post-impressionist master Paul Cézanne that has been on long-term loan to the UK is at risk of being exported if a buyer cannot be found, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport has revealed. Ve sur L’Estaque et le Château d’If (View of L’Estaque and the Château d’If) read more ...

19th June 2015

The fascinating thing about history is its ability to open up an impossible door to the past, allowing us to engage, assess and experience a time that no longer exists. Time travel, at least backwards, does exist, albeit without the fancy gadgetry we associate with this fanciful dream. Through the read more ...

15th June 2015

Eight years later and we have, once again, another Rembrandt classic. From absolute certainty to doubt to cast-iron authenticity, the painter’s Saul and David masterpiece has been officially declared an original. In celebration, the Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, based in The Hague in the read more ...

10th June 2015

Responding to a card sent by his friend, the painter and fellow Dutchman Arnold Koning, Vincent Van Gogh wrote a four-page letter discussing, among other things, his disposition. Dated January 19th, 1889, part of it reads: “I received your postcard in the hospital at Arles 'where I have been read more ...

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