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Putting it in Perspective

By Stuart Frost As I walked back to Charing Cross via Trafalgar Square at the weekend, I decided to briefly escape the cacophony of the city by seeking sanctuary in the National Gallery. I hadn’t intended to. I happened to be passing and thought that I’d spend thirty minutes or so looking at one or […]

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Touch

Touch – that most primal of senses – is at the core of any artist’s sensibilities who works with stuff. Individual mark of hand is offered through the artist’s touch of material ‐ perhaps an ever precious factor in our increasingly technological and virtual world. “We touch things to assure ourselves of reality.
We touch the objects of our love.
We touch the things we form.
Our tactile experiences are elemental.”
*Anni Albers 1965

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Michelangelo’s David and Queen Victoria

By Stuart Frost The Cast Courts at the V&A are one of the most extraordinary museum spaces anywhere in the world. Whilst the V&A’s collections of original medieval and Renaissance works are renowned, its remarkable collection of nineteenth century copies of sculptures are perhaps less well known. The majority of the plaster casts and electrotypes […]

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