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Houses of the Literary

In East Sussex, in a medieval town called Rye, is a Georgian-style manor known as the Lamb House. According to Kenneth Clark in his pamphlet, … 707 more words

Prying into the cracks of paintings

The Books That Shaped Art History is a new volume from Thames and Hudson, and is one of those books about books. It covers 16 classics of art theory and history from the twentieth century, including E H Gombrich’s (above) … 376 more words


I’ve started watching “Civilization,” a 1967 TV series which was a personal look at the history of western civilization by Kenneth Clark, who died in 1983. 568 more words


Kenneth Clark: Directing Modern British Art

Kenneth Clark undoubtedly holds an important place in the development of British art in the twentieth century. There have been plenty of opportunities to admire the work of those artists he supported and encouraged – especially since many of them went on to become official war artists during the Second World War (Clark being in charge of the War Artists Advisory Committee, with an empty National Gallery at his disposal to show their work).  794 more words

Kenneth Clark: Looking for Civilisation

On Saturday I visited Tate Britain to see two exhibitions which were due to end shortly. In fact, one of them, Kenneth Clark: Looking for Civilisation… 258 more words



The garden still freshly dripped this morning after a night’s deluge of rain. I was reminded of ‘A few of favourite things’, from ‘The Sound of Music’. 528 more words