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April 2015

Welcome to April's Cassone


Springtime for art!

In Britain the clocks have all gone forward and we are now officially in British Summertime. The clocks' going forward does give an extra hour to enjoy all the many forms of art that surround us and hopefully we will have some lovely summer evenings to do so.

An exhibition I recently visited is the ‘ Homage to Manet’ in Norwich Castle. Focusing on the period from 1860 to about 1914, the exhibition comprises approximately 40 works including oils, prints and drawings on loan from national, regional and private collections. Manet's Portrait of Mademoiselle Claus , painted in 1868, is the star of the show and is exhibited alongside selected works by fellow artists and supporters such as Claude Monet , John Singer Sargent , Walter Sickert and Philip Wilson Steer. The main theme of this pleasing exhibition is how Manet’s vision of women influenced the...

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