Liberty in Lockdown

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John Harris in the Guardian has just written a very good article on how Coronavirus has deepened prejudice against older people. It is hard to be definitive on how we should think about this very real set of issues, other than to feel things deeply personally. My Mum, 93, has all of her mental faculties, and only needed to enter a …

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 …