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Demolition Workers, Oxford Street, London W1

Demolition Workers, Oxford Street, London W1

When I was researching my post of a couple of week’s ago on the Temple church, I found some paintings of the damaged church in the Imperial War Museum online archive. I was aware of the work of a number of war artists, but what I did not know about was the organisation that these paintings referenced, and that was the driving force behind…

via London And The War Artists Advisory Committee – A London Inheritance

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The canvas “Ships in a Rough Sea” by the Dutch artist Simon de Vlieger (1601-1653) has been returned to the National Museum in Warsaw.

Source: Poland recovers artwork looted in World War II – Radio Poland :: News from Poland

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Primo Levi tells us about human identity crushed and corrupted by unspeakable evil; his work is powerful because it squares up to that reality…

Source: The Mystery of Primo Levi


Cecil Beaton was born on this day in 1904.

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Cecil Beaton Photographs- General; Beaton, Cecil IB4287C.jpg Cecil Beaton in China during the Second World War

Cecil Beaton Photographs from the collections of the Imperial War Museum.

‘Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.’

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah

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I know. We’re all bored with designs based on the old WWII slogan but this tee expresses how I’m reacting to certain events in my life this month. Happy Sunday!

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


Cecil Beaton Photographs- General; Beaton, Cecil IB4287C.jpg

Cecil Beaton in China during the Second World War

Cecil Beaton Photographs from the collections of the Imperial War Museum.

‘Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.’

Cecil Beaton: Portraits and Profiles

 

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah

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