Artists: Paul Cézanne (Post Impressionist)

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Paul Cézanne – 19.1.1839 – 22.10. 1906. Firstly, this chap is definitely in my top 10. Heralded by most as the father of Modern Art, he was utterly dedicated to his passion. Although associated with the impressionists, Cézanne was never quite one of them. He (almost single-handedly) made the transition between the…

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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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Stanley Spencer Gallery – Cookham, Berkshire – ART 2018

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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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