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  • From Giotto to Caravaggio

    Titles of exhibitions at the Musée Jacquemart-André never quite give an accurate sense of what the exhibition is about. The museum has a tendency to use big names to draw crowds to exhibitions that are often focused on related, but not the subject matter of the titles. The current De Giotto à Caravage is no […]

  • Harry Gruyaert

    This exhibition has been the talk of the town over the past month or so. Understandably, I had high hopes. It’s true that the photographs are aesthetically very pleasing, which has a lot to do with the fact that they are focused on composition and colour. However, I was not so inspired by Gruyaert’s work. It […]

  • Poussin et Dieu

    When I think of Poussin, I think of T J Clark on sabbatical at the Getty, going day after day to look at Landscape with a Man Killed by a Snake (c. 1648, National Gallery, London) and the Getty’s own Landscape with a Calm (1650-51). I am ashamed to say that I know very few […]

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Frances Guerin

Frances Guerin is an academic and a writer, currenly teaching courses in cinema studies at the University of Kent, UK, and conducting research that explores the intersection of aesthetics and social politics in film, photography, painting, and other visual media.