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 …

Habitus

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For the first few years of my life, Mum, Dad and I lived with my grandparents and great auntie, in a then very familiar social setting. After demobbing from the army, Dad was working as a salesman, and Grandad, after retiring as a police sergeant, was a bank guard. The toilet was outside, just like every other house in the …