Monday, 5 March 2012

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Looking for Lowry



Sir Ian McKellen investigates the life and works of the Manchester born painter, L.S. Lowry, and calls for a re-evaluation of his work, which has never been fully accepted by the art establishment. Those who knew and appreciated him throw light on the character of this social recluse, who despite his solitary life, was affectionate and supportive to those who entered his limited sphere. Among his admirers are Noel Gallagher from Oasis, and the artist Paula Rego, a former pupil, who extol his originality

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What is Beauty?



British art critic Matthew Collings examines the concept of beauty in art and gives ten specific examples which best reflect his chosen categories, ranging from 'surprise' and 'selection' to 'simplicity' and 'nature'. Collings's top ten contains historical and personal insights into works like Michelangelo's ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, prehistoric cave paintings in France and Norman Foster's Millau Viaduct Bridge.
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Modigliani's genuine fake heads.

In Livorno, Italy, the artist Modigliani is said to have dumped some sculptures of heads into the canal outside his apartment after suffering a negative response from art critics. Fifty years later, researchers persuade the municipal authorities to dredge the canal in a search for the heads. As failure follows failure, suddenly they find two sculptured heads. Art critics rave and the heads are exhibited both locally and nationally. Before long, however, scandal erupts over the authenticity of the sculptures.
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