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Photographing decadence
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Photographing decadence

There is not much wiggle room for ethical equivocation when it comes to the Oxford English Dictionary’s definition of decadence: “a process or manifestation of cultural or moral decline/ luxurious self-indulgence”. Not a good thing then.   Sean Sheehan   What this doesn’t allow for is the easy-going use of […]

Painting heaven and  earth
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Painting heaven and earth

Paintings, says the author of the excellently well-illustrated “Heaven on Earth: paintings and the life to come”, are not propositions. They are to be looked at closely, with regard to their form and grammar, and the author proceeds to do just this with four late medieval and early modern artists: […]