Fine Art

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The Oxford Dictionary defines Fine Art as: 1. creative art, especially visual art whose products are to be appreciated primarily or solely for their imaginative, aesthetic, or intellectual content. ‘The convergence of popular culture and fine art’. 2. an activity requiring great skill or accomplishment. ‘The fine art of drinking tequila’. And the Cambridge Dictionary says: Drawings, paintings, and sculptures …

Top Ten Paintings

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Rising to a Facebook challenge during lockdown, I am posting a ‘top ten’ of paintings which influenced me over the years, each with a few notes. One of the first art books that I ever owned was The Picture History of Painting, by H.W. and Dora Jane Janson. This was first published in 1957, and appeared in a concise edition …