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Caravaggio; a life sacred and profane

by Andrew Graham-Dixon. Penguin. 2011. 444 pages. Colour illustrations. footnotes, index, notes on further readings. Paperback. Caravaggio’s life appears to confirm that maxim attributed to Heraclitus:  “Character is Destiny”. There are few artists in history who had such brilliant abilities, strong … Continue reading

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Scottie Wilson ; Peddler Turned Painter

By Anthony J Petullo and Katherine M. Murrell. 2004. Petullo Publishing, Milwaukee. 78 pp. illus. The story of a Scottish Jewish working class man  who re-invented himself as an outsider artist. Well illustrated  linear biography of his adventurous life and … Continue reading

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Move Closer; An Intimate Philosophy of Art

John Armstrong, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 2000, 196 pp. illus . 0-374-10596-0. *****  A really fine book on looking at art and architecture with a fresh eye. Practical ideas on encouraging reverie, association of ideas, use of the … Continue reading

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