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A look at the place of painting in the contemporary art world
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Piero della Francesca | The Baptism of Christ | NG665 | The National Gallery, London

Piero della Francesca | The Baptism of Christ | NG665 | The National Gallery, London | The Contemporary Artworld and Painting | Scoop.it
View: Piero della Francesca, The Baptism of Christ. Read about this painting, learn the key facts and zoom in to discover more.
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There's something I find of real contemporary relevance and inspiration in Piero della Francesca's work. Maybe it's the intellectually analysed tight geometric compositional form of all his work. But what's interesting is that it took me years to appreciate it. Work I would have scooted by at top speed 30 years ago now holds me entranced.

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Francis Bacon's painting of Lucian Freud is a portrait of two geniuses

Francis Bacon's painting of Lucian Freud is a portrait of two geniuses | The Contemporary Artworld and Painting | Scoop.it
The 1969 work is worth every cent of the record-breaking $142m it fetched at auction in New York
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Painting Now: Five Contemporary Artists – review

Painting Now: Five Contemporary Artists – review | The Contemporary Artworld and Painting | Scoop.it
Hats off to Tate Britain for showcasing five artists purely because their work deserves a wider audience, writes Laura Cumming
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Francis Bacon: like Damien Hirst, but with talent

Francis Bacon: like Damien Hirst, but with talent | The Contemporary Artworld and Painting | Scoop.it
Jonathan Jones: Hirst's admiration for Bacon seems to stem from a belief on his part that they are kindred spirits. He could not be more wrong
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