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The soul thief: John Singer Sargent and the Burlington Magazine

This year is the 90th anniversary of John Singer Sargent’s death and the National Portrait Gallery of London commemorated him with an exhibition, Sargent. Portraits of artists and friends… 875 more words

Art Writing

Bruce Nauman at Fondation Cartier

Time can shape both the content and the format of a work and the way it is visited. On my way to the Bruce Nauman exhibition I had a slight time constraint and already drew up a rough estimate of the moment I would finish the visit. 998 more words

Exhibition Review

Redux review of Amadeus

Amadeus is one of the best films of 1984, review or no review. Amadeus, A Passage to India, and The Killing Fields were the best of that year. 404 more words


early colour photographs

Holy Guacamole.

This is amazing.

Mervyn O’Gorman (19871-1958) is probably most well-known for being one of Britian’s top enigeers, during WW1 was the head of the Royal Aircraft Establishment at Farnborough. 196 more words

Artists And Artworks

The Burlington Magazine Index

I am the Editor of the Burlington Magazine Online Index. Would like to know what that may mean? Here is a short history of the project, which started in 1903: 1,082 more words

Art Market

George Romney

In 1916 George Romney’s Portrait of Penelope Lee Acton (reproduced here from the Illustrated London News) was sold by the dealer Duveen to the collector Henry Huntington for a record $325,000. 291 more words

Art Market

An Imperial Life

You don’t have to be rich to live your life as a total work of art.  Beautiful things are not necessarily expensive, and expensive things are not always beautiful.   885 more words

Art Criticism