Diane Arbus Revelations at the Victoria & Albert Museum

Martin Barnes, one of the V&A’s photography curators, suggests that: ‘by the end of the 1960s “freaky” could be used as a term of excitement and interest to describe something or someone’. So Diane Arbus, who had a relatively privileged background, may not have been looking down on her subjects when she called Continue reading

Degas, Sickert & Toulouse-Lautrec at Tate Britain

There’s an awful lot to Degas, Sickert & Toulouse-Lautrec, London & Paris 1870-1910 at Tate Britain, but fortunately the website is rather good (see the paintings, view video clips et cetera) and the multimedia guide is even better (even if Stephen Fry’s the narrator). It’s worth mentioning the latter because even though it’s Continue reading