Youth and Beauty: Review of the Courtauld’s “Young Dürer”
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Youth and Beauty: Review of the Courtauld’s “Young Dürer”

Complex, intelligent and absorbing like the works he produced, Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) has proved a fascinating figure for people since his rapid rise to fame in the late 1490’s. However, particularly in his early career, the artist was still prone to mistakes. And in The Young Dürer: Drawing the Figure, the Courtauld Gallery, while showing … Continue reading

Larger than Life: Michael Landy’s “Saint’s Alive”
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Larger than Life: Michael Landy’s “Saint’s Alive”

If the title of Michael Landy’s solo exhibition, Saints Alive, stirs up gentle images of heavenly hosts appearing as a blurry-lensed vision, think again. Landy’s saints are alive with a painful, gritty intensity that brings their legends and their suffering into sharp focus. Landy is the National Gallery’s current Rootstein Hopkins Associate Artist, and his … Continue reading

An American in Paris: The Surprising Success of Edward Hopper
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An American in Paris: The Surprising Success of Edward Hopper

Life in England is different from life in America. I grew up in the States with an English father. Even so, when I came to the UK two years ago, I found some elements of British culture were deeply foreign. Here is a list of things I’ve found that many English people generally accept as … Continue reading