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Seventh Art Blog

DISCOVERING ART… DEGAS

January 9, 2019

This week’s painting is a gorgeous work by the French Impressionist Camille Pissarro…

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DISCOVERING ART… DA VINCI

November 22, 2018

This week’s painting of choice remains Leonardo’s most monumental and significant artistic achievement, even as it continues to fade away…

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DISCOVERING ART… RODIN

October 25, 2018

“This is what one sees time and time again with good and great artists – the ability to say so much with so little (…) Rodin, painter as well as sculptor, was a master…”

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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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