Self Portrait – Sir Stanley Spencer

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Self-Portrait, Sir Stanley Spencer, 1959 | Tate   Self Portrait – Sir Stanley Spencer. Firstly, this is what I believe is called unflinching. Painted in the last few months of his life, after unsuccessful surgery for cancer. It has a potency, and an ultimate sadness to it. You can see…

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ART 2018: Stanley Spencer Gallery – Cookham, Berkshire

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Stanley Spencer Gallery – Cookham, Berkshire – November 2018 In the Autumn of 2018, a rather fortuitous circumstance found me in the delightful Berkshire village of Cookham and the Stanley Spencer Gallery. Cookham – Wikipedia   This charming village right by Old Father Thames was where one of England’s quirkiest…

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Haystacks, Snow Effect – Claude Monet

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Haystacks: Snow Effect   Haystacks: Snow Effect – Claude Monet. This is the very first Monet I saw up close. It blew me away then and it blows me away still. The subject matter was one that he returned to again and again. Just like his Waterlilies. He captured the…

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