Oxfordshire’s ArtWeeks
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Oxfordshire’s ArtWeeks

This month has sheltered Oxfordshire’s ArtWeeks, an occasion for artists to showcase their work and present their studios to the public. Although I came down to Oxford much too late to appreciate it all (it finishes on Monday, and most regions held theirs towards the beginning of the month) I have been able yesterday to … Continue reading

Allan Ramsay, Portraits of the Enlightenment
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Allan Ramsay, Portraits of the Enlightenment

Celebrating 300 years of Allan Ramsay’s birth, the Hunterian in Glasgow showcases a selection of his best works as “painter of intellectual and social engagement” : portraits of his entourage, men and women of influence during the Enlightenment. These portraits are mostly personal sittings, making this the equivalent of an elegant life-size personal photo album. … Continue reading