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Runawaykiwi rants about the Louvre

One of my main dreams about going back to Paris was to spend more time at the Louvre. I had been a couple of times before and had done the mad dash just to see the highlights. This time I wanted to take my time and breath it all in, I wanted to enjoy and […]

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Runawaykiwi hires out an entire art gallery

Ok so not really. When I was in Paris the one thing I wanted to do above all was go to the new Louvre in the small mining town of Lens. Turns out the train times suck and it is surprisingly hard to get to for a casual day trip from Paris. My compromise on […]

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WHAAM! BRAT! JEFF! Lichtenstein: A Retrospective

Roy Lichtenstein 1923-1997 Hopeless 1963, Oil and Magna on canvas Kunstmuseum Basel, Depositum der Peter und Irene Ludwig Stiftung, Aachen  © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein/DACS 2012 I slept under a Lichtenstein* poster for the better part of ten years. Something about a hopeless drowning woman determined not to call Jeff for help really spoke to my […]

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Queen Catherine and her new massive face

  Kate has her first official painting on display in the National Portrait Gallery.  It is a frightfully modern take on royalty. The painting shows the unofficial side of Kate, with hair down and no red/fur/tiaras to be seen. Quite remarkably the painting has also managed to age her ten years – Dorian Grey anyone? […]

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