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  You remember Carla Conte. She’s crowdsourcing money so that she can hire the Crypt Gallery in London and hold her ways-of-remembering exhibition at the end of January 2013. She needs just £1,000.  The good news is that she’s halfway there. If you’re one of the good people who have sent her a tenner
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    Posted by Richard Rawlinson The portrait below by Mabel Pryde is of her son, British painter Ben Nicholson, as a teenager studying at the Slade School of Fine Art between 1910-1914. His face appearing out of darkness somehow captures both the confidence and insecurity of youth. The mood, evoked
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  Carla Conte is holding an exhibition in late January 2013. The title is Graveland. The venue is the Crypt Gallery, London.  Graveland takes a curious look at cemeteries and tributes from around the world, exploring ways we remember, through photography & art. Photography, stories, objects and decorations will show
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The Boundaries of Life and Death from Saskia Kretzschmann on Vimeo.
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Death Begins at Twenty from Gena Salorino on Vimeo.
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  Poppy Mardall very much likes Barbara Hepworth’s drawings of surgeons at work in the late 1940s. There’s currently an exhibition of 30 works in Wakefield, and you can see some of them at the Guardian.  Says Poppy: “Hepworth gets past the clinical and gives us these moving, almost spiritual pictures
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  Posted by Richard Rawlinson Not Richard III this time but the remains of the woman believed to have inspired Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Lisa Gherardini. A dig at the now-derelict Convent of St Orsola in Florence is said to be getting close to discovering the buried remains of the
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    Posted by Vale THE DEATH AND BURIAL OF POOR COCK ROBIN Who killed Cock Robin? "I," said the sparrow, "With my little bow and arrow, I killed Cock Robin," Who saw him die? "I," said the fly, "With my little eye, I saw him die." Who caught his
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Posted by Vale Gore Vidal died at the end of July aged 86. Although he would have wanted to be remembered as a writer and thinker, he was perhaps better known as a raconteur and wit with a vicious line in put downs. He had a long feud with writer
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; ; Posted by Vale Richard Brautigan was a writer and a poet. He died not long ago, which makes this poem very timely. Ed Dorn wrote it ‘for the post mortem amusement of Richard Brautigan’. Let’s hope he is: A B H O R RE N C E S