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Julia Bagguley reflects on the life and work of Lucian Freud in light of the current Royal Academy exhibition of his self portraits.
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Our use of pottery for everyday rituals dates back to before the Neolithic period, but today we appreciate the subtle beauty of ceramics. Here, Julia Bagguley discusses the history of pottery in relation to artist Jennifer Lee’s work, currently on show at Kettle’s Yard.
Initially termed as ‘a minor producer of charming still lifes’, the late artist Mary Fedden OBE went on to sell her work for six figure sums. Our arts contributor, Julia Bagguley, reflects on Fedden’s journey from mural maker to internationally known painter.
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Julia Bagguley leads us through the history of haute couture in anticipation of the V&A’s upcoming exhibition, Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams.
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The Royal Academy provides an architectural feast with their current exhibition, Renzo Piano: The Art of Making Buildings.
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