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Review | Young Rembrandt & Nicolaes Maes: Dutch Master of the Golden Age

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The similarities between the life paths of the 17th century Dutch painters Nicolaes Maes (1634-1693) and Rembrandt (1606-1669) are intriguing. Both grew up in small town Holland, both were apprenticed to local painters at an early age, both moved to Amsterdam to work with a master, both returned to their home towns to perfect their own style, both ended their lives in Amsterdam to which each had returned as their careers began to burgeon […]

Review | Bridget Riley: The Eye’s Mind


Bridget Riley didn’t invent Op Art. The phrase first appeared in Time Magazine in 1964 in response to Julian Stanczak’s exhibition Optical Paintings. Defined as a form that uses visual trickery to challenge perception, it was a natural successor to Futurism, Constructivism, Vorticism and even Dadaism, liberated by Impressionism. But Riley made it what it is now […]

The Lobster

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If you were to be turned into an animal what animal would you choose? This question remains at the forefront…


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Scotland herself is the main character in this blood-soaked reimagining of Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy. So enamoured is director Justin Kurzel…

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