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    • Between Dream and Nightmare

    • Gerhard Richter, Sigmar Polke, Anselm Kiefer: A View of Modern German Art
    • By: Marina Vaizey
    • Narrated by: Denise Kahn
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
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    A study of three leading German artists presently exhibited in London at Tate Modern, the British Museum and the Royal Academy. In 2014, a resonant series of anniversaries and commemorations prompted an enhanced awareness in London of the history of the Teutonic world in general, and - specifically - a sense of post-war Germany in terms of three of its most symbolic and emblematic visual artists.

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    • Documents and Dreams: Photography and Art 1

    • Cv-Visual Arts Research, Book 154
    • By: Marina Vaizey
    • Narrated by: Denise Kahn
    • Length: 1 hr
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    Marina Vaizey and Anne Blood consider the historical impact of photography on the fine and interpretive arts, from pioneers such as Hill and Adamson, Fox Talbot and Louis Daguerre to Edward Steichen and Man Ray. The documentary power and graphic clarity of the medium challenged and persuaded artists such as Degas, Sickert, Warhol, and innumerable creative voices. In their essays Marina and Anne explore the conjunctions and variations where document and dream intermingle.

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    • Painted Lives

    • David Hockney and Vanessa Bell
    • By: Marina Vaizey
    • Narrated by: Denise Kahn
    • Length: 59 mins
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    An in-depth study by Marina Vaizey explores the lives and art of David Hockney and Vanessa Bell, drawing on exhibitions at the Tate and Dulwich Picture Gallery.

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    • Seduced by Art

    • Photography Past and Present
    • By: Marina Vaizey
    • Narrated by: Dana Brewer Harris
    • Length: 8 mins
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    EM Forster's famous dictum "Only connect!" is often quoted out of context but it is a resoundingly emotive phrase which might also be taken as the motto for the first major excursion by the National Gallery, London, into the history, portent and meaning of photography as a medium. Before Seduced by Art: Photography Past and Present, the National Gallery has only exhibited the work of a contemporary photographer on one occasion.

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    • Through the Lens: Studies of Photographers (CV/Visual Arts Research)

    • By: Marina Vaizey
    • Narrated by: Denise Kahn
    • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
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    A collection of reviews and studies of photographers published since 2001. Includes David Bailey, Horst, Cecil Beaton, Don McCullin, Lee Miller, Francesca Woofman, E.O.Hoppe, and others.

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    • Can't understand what the narrater is saying

    • By K&Z on 11-06-17

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    • Homeland

    • David Hockney and the Yorkshire Landscape
    • By: Marina Vaizey
    • Narrated by: Hayley Kelley
    • Length: 41 mins
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    Cv/VAR series 104 reviews "David Hockney RA: A Bigger Picture", exhibited at the Royal Academy from January to April 2012. The project of creating monumental landscape paintings was based on a small area near the artist's home at Bridlington in East Yorkshire. Works developed with time-framed films, photographs, iPad studies, drawings, sketchbooks, oils, and watercolors, recording particular motifs and places in the changing seasons.

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    • Julia Margaret Cameron

    • Through the Lens: Studies of Photographers Book 35
    • By: Marina Vaizey
    • Narrated by: Dana Brewer Harris
    • Length: 10 mins
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    Marina Vaizey reviews the work of Julia Margaret Cameron, Victorian photographer, exhibited at the Victoria and Albert, and Science Museum London.

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    • Lucian Freud

    • Mapping the Human
    • By: Marina Vaizey, Nicholas James
    • Narrated by: Denise Kahn
    • Length: 59 mins
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    Renowned artist Lucian Freud (1922-2011) was commemorated in an exhibition of 50 portraits spanning his working life, held at The National Portrait Gallery London from February to May 2012. The review explored the development of his art from the potent and hypersensed studies of the 1940s to major paintings in the later phase, where the artist engaged in a complex and sometimes brutal meditation on the human being, drawn from an intimate engagement with the sitter.

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    • Captain Linnaeus Tripe

    • Photographer of India and Burma 1852-1860
    • By: Marina Vaizey
    • Narrated by: Dana Brewer Harris
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Linnaeus Tripe? Shades of a minor character in Dickens or Trollope, but in fact the resoundingly named Tripe (1822-1902), army officer and photographer, was the sixth son and ninth child of a professional middle-class family from Devonport, his father a surgeon in the Royal Navy. He joined, as so many of his background did - younger son, but of a certain social status - the East India Company's army (the 12th Madras Native Infantry) aged only 17, the third Tripe son to do so.

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    • Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration, Victoria & Albert Museum

    • Through the Lens, Book 3
    • By: Marina Vaizey
    • Narrated by: Denise Kahn
    • Length: 6 mins
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    The work of the photographer, theatrical designer, narcissist, snob, careerist, and exceptionally talented Cecil Beaton (1904-1980), including 18,000 vintage prints, negatives and transparencies, contact sheets and 45 books of cuttings are at the Victoria & Albert Museum. They have all been brilliantly culled for the alluring and significant exhibition of some of Beaton's royal portraits, billed as A Diamond Jubilee Celebration.

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    • The Pre-Raphaelite Lens

    • British Photography and Painting, 1848-1875
    • By: Marina Vaizey
    • Narrated by: Dana Brewer Harris
    • Length: 10 mins
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    Alice Liddell, sweetly dignified, the inspiration for the heroine of Alice in Wonderland, is posed and identified as Pomona, goddess of abundance, in a marvelous 1872 photograph by the irrepressible Julia Margaret Cameron; appropriately she is the cover girl for this lavish standalone publication, which also acted as the catalogue accompanying the recent exhibition of the same title at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, (October 31 2010-January 30 2011), and the Museé d'Orsay Paris, March 6 - May 29, 2011).

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    • Horst: Photographer of Style

    • By: Marina Vaizey
    • Narrated by: Dana Brewer Harris
    • Length: 12 mins
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    The dazzling exhibition of Horst at the Victoria and Albert is particularly apt: classically trained in avant garde design and architecture, Horst was involved as a precociously successful photographer for Condé Nast publications, not only with the leading fashion houses, but the social and artistic élite. And he took sustained inspiration from the isms of art - past and present. In the thirties he photographed costumes by Dali and used props from Giacometti furniture. Dali designed a set for a photograph for Horst to take for American Vogue, with dresses by Hattie Carnegie.

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    • Man Ray Portraits

    • By: Marina Vaizey
    • Narrated by: Dana Brewer Harris
    • Length: 9 mins
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    This ample exhibition - 150 or so photographs, and a small complementary display of well chosen magazines, showing a succinct number in published form - by Man Ray (1890-1976) is described as the first to concentrate exclusively on his portraits. He was born in Philadelphia as Michael Emmanuel Radnitzky, the eldest child of Russian Jewish immigrants (the father's classic occupation for someone of his ethnicity and class that of a tailor); the family moved to Brooklyn in 1897, the first of Man Ray's advantageous geographical relocations.

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    • Don McCullin

    • Through the Lens: Studies of Photographers
    • By: Marina Vaizey
    • Narrated by: Dana Brewer Harris
    • Length: 13 mins
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    In a 1968 photograph a US Marine pauses for thought, inadvertently echoing those renaissance paintings of meditating scholars, holding his helmet rather than a book - but this is a quiet moment in the battle for Hue. It is McCullin's photographs which helped to define the savage war in Vietnam for Britain, and beyond. Some is unbearably sad: a young North Vietnamese soldier, a casualty of Hue, stares sightlessly at the photographer, his hands outstretched to the detritus of his pockets, scattered on the earth beside the body.

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    • Richard Long

    • Heaven and Earth
    • By: Marina Vaizey
    • Narrated by: Dana Brewer Harris
    • Length: 13 mins
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    One of Shakespeare's most often quoted lines, from Hamlet, simply asserts that "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in our philosophy." The current retrospective at Tate Britain of the art of Richard Long, the first in London since the Arts Council's Hayward Gallery show in 1991, has been titled Heaven and Earth by Long himself, a phrase he had earlier used for specific works of art.

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    • Conflict, Time, Photography

    • By: Marina Vaizey
    • Narrated by: Dana Brewer Harris
    • Length: 10 mins
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    The extraordinary exhibition of thousands of photographs ranging from cumbersome, beautifully detailed, sharply acute photographs of the aftermath of the 1860s American Civil War to mundane landscapes taken in 2013, are based on an enlivening, provocative, and even perhaps controversial organizing principle. What is novel is the unusual premise: eschewing more conventional and immediate reportage, or documentary series, the selection moving from gallery to gallery - and section by section in the catalogue - is defined by time.

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    • Camille Silvy

    • Photographer of Modern Life
    • By: Marina Vaizey
    • Narrated by: Dana Brewer Harris
    • Length: 13 mins
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    Major discoveries can still be made in the field of visual art, but few perhaps are quite so surprising as the current first retrospective devoted to the French photographer Camille Silvy at the National Portrait Gallery, London (to October 24).

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    • Another London

    • International Photographers Capture City Life 1930-1980 - Through the Lens
    • By: Marina Vaizey
    • Narrated by: Dana Brewer Harris
    • Length: 8 mins
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    It is an enthralling and unexpected selection, and the anthology resonates beyond this showing. It is from the Eric and Louise Franck collection, which has been donated to the Tate, and is part of the process by which the gallery has very belatedly, but with almost overwhelming enthusiasm, entered into collecting and showing photography as a medium in in its own right, with a very active patrons group supporting acquisitions. One of the benefits of Tate joining the fray is evident in the installation of this show.

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    • Through the Lens, Book 5

    • Bailey's Stardust: National Portrait Gallery
    • By: Marina Vaizey
    • Narrated by: Dana Brewer Harris
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Several hundred photographs of varying scales, and most of them newly printed gelatin silver prints, in superb tones of greys, blacks, and whites, take us into a world that has been subliminally familiar to us for nearly 50 years. Stardust is the title given to this self-selected retrospective, three years in the making, the photographer his own curator, and the word neatly encapsulates the fascinating conundrum of photography itself. As Bailey himself puts it, "It's not the camera that takes the picture, it's the person," and these photographs are as much about Bailey as his subject.

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    • Thomas Struth: Photographs 1978-2010

    • By: Marina Vaizey
    • Narrated by: Dana Brewer Harris
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Once upon a time in Düsseldorf, in the 1970s, there was an astonishing art academy, the Kunstakademie, with amazing teachers, and amazing students. Düsseldorf was a very proud art city, and even published at the time, a book of photographs called Düsseldorf City of Artists. The presence of that great, messianic leader, Joseph Beuys loomed large. Gerhard Richter, (and Gotthard Graubner among others), taught painting, and an outstanding couple, Bernd and Hilla Becher, taught photography.

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