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Seventh Art Blog

DISCOVERING ART… STUBBS

September 27, 2018

This week’s focus is one of those paintings that, on its own, is worth the visit to the National Gallery. Its size, its ambition, its audacity all embrace you…

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DISCOVERING ART… DEGAS

September 17, 2018

This week’s painting depicts isolation, an inability to communicate, even hunger. Look beyond the narrative too: the skill of Degas the painter is wonderful to behold…

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DISCOVERING ART… VELÁZQUEZ

September 6, 2018

This is one of those paintings that you stand before and wonder at just how an artist achieved such mastery of paint. This might seem a conventional state portrait of a Pope, but take your time to look more carefully – and prepare to be amazed…

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DISCOVERING ART… CAILLEBOTTE

August 21, 2018

This week’s painting is fascinating in a number of ways – the perspective, the lighting, the repeated motif of the curl are but three things to look at. Plus it is one of the first representations of an urban working class.

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DISCOVERING ART… DEGAS

August 1, 2018

This episode of Discovering Art focuses on a painting that contains many cultural elements: music, ballet, opera, real-life characters, mid-19th century France, theatre and, of course, art.

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14 days… 12 cities… 41 interviews…16 Q&As…

June 11, 2018

That just about sums up the trip Phil Grabsky has just completed to the other side of the world to help launch the new season of EOS films – commencing with David Hockney at the Royal Academy of Arts…

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