As First Viscount St. Albans, Francis Bacon lived his mortal life from January 22, 1561 through April 9, 1626. This outstanding figure from history was a philosopher, statesman, scientist, lawyer, jurist, author and is credited as being the scientist who created and then popularized the scientific method including the practice of empiricism. 209 more words
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Belgian choreographer Alain Platel returns to Sadler’s Wells with nicht schlafen, a dark and intense work featuring the contemporary ensemble les ballets C de la B. 134 more words
(Helena: All’s Well That Ends Well, Act IV)
What the hell is going on?
This started as commentary on the furore surrounding the staging of… 817 more words
The Art of Rivalry
By Sebastian Smee
Profile Books, 2016
This thought-provoking book could best be called a micro-history of art.
In it, Sebastian Smee casts a forensic eye over four friendships between artists: Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon, Matisse and Picasso, Manet and Degas, and Pollock and de Kooning. 457 more words