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Art and Cheating?

Roy Lichtenstein, Whaam, 1963, Purchased 1966 © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein The other week I went on yet another bitterly cold day to London to see the Roy Lichtenstein exhibition at Tate Modern. I’d been really looking forward to this and was hopeful of a thrilling experience. When we went […]

Kurt Schwitters

Those of you who read this blog on a regular basis will know that my university students are taking part in the Design Museum’s competition called The Design Factory. This year the brief investigates hand made and high tech – the uses of craft and industrial processes. So we’ve been […]

The Postcard Age

E. &  A. Mele & Co., fashion, latest merchandise, Naples, from a series advertising Mele department store, Aleardo Villa (Italian, 1865–1906) Publisher: Officine G. Ricordi & Company, Milan, Italy, about 1900, Color lithograph on card stock Leonard A. Lauder Postcard Archive—Promised gift of Leonard A. Lauder Courtesy Museum of Fine […]

Hollywood Costume

Who would not be thrilled to see Marilyn Monroe’s Seven Year Itch white billowy dress in reality? Or Captain Jack Sparrow’s pirate clothes as he gets into a duel with Errol Flynn? Darth Vader’s robes or The Terminator’s boots and jacket? The list of costumes that delights and amuses at the […]

Wildlife Spectacular

Above: Last Wild Picture by Steve Winter (USA). Two Bengal tiger cubs who had turned man-eater were re-housed in a facility for problem tigers. They will never be released but at least they were not killed. Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2012. One exhibition that we at GDP […]