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The Tools of the Masters (The Tate Britain)

JMW Turner  1775 – 1851        Seascape with Buoy Staring down at the old brushes and paints in the glass case, I was moved by their time-worn appearance and history. They belonged to the the great English artist J M W Turner, and there I was, actually looking down at them. There’s something wonderfully magical about standing close to and looking at the tools of a famous artist, […]

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A Portrait

I was at the Tate Britain the other day and saw this wonderful portrait of Margaret Sweeney, the Duchess of Argyll. It was painted by Gerald Brockhurst 1890 – 1978. As I looked at it, I was mesmerised by her gaze. To me her eyes communicate engagement, but also a kind of detachment and distance, as if she is assessing you and trying to grasp something of your character. It […]

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