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October 2014

The art world springs to life

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October, and autumn is now upon us in the northern hemisphere. As nature here gets ready for its winter sleep the art world appears to be in reverse, as the theme of this issue is refurbishment and new beginnings, as so many art galleries undergo radical improvement programmes. So it’s spring for us here too, in a way, as well as for our readers in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

Earlier this year, Henry Matthews visited the Herakleion Archaeological Museum on Crete, recently reopened after considerable refurbishment. Here the world of the legendary Theseus, killer of the half-man, half-bull Minotaur is vividly brought to life.

In New York, the 'naughty nineties' – the 1890s that is – are being revisited in the form of Henry...

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