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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Francis Bacon's Of Envy

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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Alain Platel nicht schlafen presented at Sadler's Wells

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

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O strange men! That can such sweet use make of what they hate ...

(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

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The Art of Rivalry

The Art of Rivalry

By Sebastian Smee

Profile Books, 2016

ISBN: 9781781251652

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

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10 Point Profile: Alex Garant

Our weekly artist profile. This week we feature the glitchy contemporary pop portraits of artist Alex Garant.

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the brutality of solitude

contorted by silence

pummelled and spent

he writhes against

the beast

unseen and unheard

surrounded by thorns

he bleeds away

all hope

Art: Francis Bacon