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9,953. You’d think that things that are stolen – if everybody’s agreed they were taken under terrible circumstances – should be able to get them back wherever they are. But no. The justice you get depends on an accident of geography. (Art & Theft) Ann Webert, St Catherine’s House
9,954. Who would buy world-class works of art? ... Cahill put the word out in the underworld he was keen to sell the paintings. This gave the police the opportunity they needed: they set up a sting ... He got away with paintings worth over thirty million pounds. (Art & Painting & Gangs: Ireland) Underworld: Dublin Gangland
9,746. To get out. To be clean. To engage your mind, which could fill your mind during working hours ... It became an absolute obsession for them. (Art & Work) William Feaver, author Pitmen Painters: The Ashington Group 1934-1984
9,747. Paint From Your Experience. (Art & Experience) Robert Lyon, advice to pitmen painters
9,955. It’s the story about a group of men, some of whom worked in the same colliery where my dad was a miner. (Art & Mining) Jon Blair, Perspectives: Robson Green and the Pitmen Painters, ITV 2011
9,956. In those days they proudly called it [Ashington] the biggest mining village in the world ... What’s left behind is unemployment and a town looking for its soul. (Art & Mining) ibid.
9,957. Working men together deciding to do an art appreciation class, deciding to paint, deciding to improve themselves. (Art & Mining) ibid.
9,958. This was a tight-knit community. One that was killed when the miners died. Or were they murdered? (Art & Mining) ibid.
9,959. Imagine doing this for forty, fifty years of your life. Unbelievable. (Art & Mining) ibid.
9,960. At least there’s a record of how it once was thanks to the painters of the Ashington Group. (Art & Mining) ibid.
9,961. To get behind the artist and try to appreciate his purpose and methods. Aims of the Ashington Art Group
9,968. This is a film about trickery, fraud, about lies. (Art & Fake & Forgery & Lies) F for Fake 1974 starring Orson Welles & Oja Kodar & Joseph Cotten & Elmyr de Hory & Clifford Irving et al, director Orson Welles
9,969. The author of Fake a book about a faker was himself a faker – Clifford Irving – and the author of a fake. (Art & Fake & Forgery & Lies) ibid.
9,970. The restless souls being I guess Cliff Irving over there and Elmyr. Coincidence #1: that these two world leaders in fakery operated quite separately on the same tiny island. (Art & Forgery & Fraud & Lies) ibid.
9,971. A fake is a fake, and Elmyr himself is a fake faker. (Art & Fake & Forgery & Lies) ibid.
9,972. Irving’s book about Elmyr is the story of a man of talent taking the Mickey over those who had rejected him. (Art & Fake & Forgery & Lies) ibid.
9,973. Art dealers either in ignorance, innocence or simple greed have made themselves fortunes on the paintings of Elmyr. (Art & Fake & Forgery & Lies) ibid.
9,974. For the past seventeen minutes I’ve been lying my head off. (Art & Forgery & Lies) ibid.
9,975. We have been forging an art story. (Art & Fake & Forgery & Lies) ibid.
9,976. If you want to understand a culture, see how its art tackles the subject of sex ... Its most compelling expression to be found where we least expect it in the art of the Victorians. (Art & Culture) Howard Jacobson, The Genius of British Art: Flesh, Channel 4 2010
9,977. British art of the nineteenth century was far more adventurous than it was given credit for. ibid.
9,978. It’s in the great provincial art galleries that some of our most provocatively sexual art hangs today. ibid.
9,979. Of all the Victorian’s depictions of desire, perhaps the hardest to get our heads around today is fairy art. When the Victorians painted fairies as some of them obsessively did they weren’t just indulging in cloudish whimsy; they were confronting their deepest, sometimes their darkest, desires. (Art & Fairy) ibid.
9,980. The Victorians were divided between the impulse to respectability and the impulse to abandon. ibid.
9,981. What is it we’re flinching from? ibid.
9,982. Landscape has been fundamental to English identity. Sir Roy Strong, The Genius of British Art, 2010
9,983. This best British art is challenging, threatening, controversial. (Art & Great Britain) Janet Street-Porter, The Genius of British Art: Modern Times, 2010
9,984. The Britain in fact that I grew up in: the stifling, narrow-minded country my parents embodied with their boring petty values. No wonder we were always arguing. (Art & Great Britain) ibid.
9,985. They actually transformed British society through a series of social and cultural revolutions. Their art said bollocks to British complacency. (Art & Great Britain) ibid.
9,986. The 1960s was the most marked decade of change Britain had ever seen ... Art was at the forefront of that renaissance. A new art that was revolutionary because it was made by young people. (Art & Great Britain & 1960s) ibid.
9,987. Now Punk represented the ultimate in two fingers to the pompous self-satisfied pop that had gone before it. And the most important thing about Punk was that it was about attitude. Now everybody could be creative. (Art & Great Britain & Punk & Attitude) ibid.
9,988. We often don’t want to confront the realities War leaves behind. But the more I look into Britain’s war art the more I think its overriding message is that the true cost of war is the price paid by the individual. The Dutiful Soldier and the sacrifice he or she is prepared to make. (Art & War) Jon Snow, The Genius of British Art: War, 2010
9,989. It was only later when I went to Glasgow School of Art that I learnt more about these paintings and who did them. They were by a group of radical young painters who came to be known as the Glasgow boys. They began working together in the city in an extraordinary burst of creativity in the last decades of the nineteenth century. Muriel Gray: The Glasgow Boys 2010
9,990. Crawhall. Dow. Gauld. Guthrie. Henry. Hornel. Lavery. ibid.
9,991. The boys were basically a loose-knit bunch of around twenty incredibly talented young men. ibid.
9,992. The tone was set early on by the so-called Father of the Group W Y MacGregor. ibid.
9,993. It was Guthrie who made the quantum leap in tone and confidence. His ambitious painting To Pastures New represented a huge step forward for the boys. ibid.
9,994. Now confirmed as the leading light of that generation Guthrie gathered his increasingly tight-knit group around him and off they went to the East Coast of Scotland to establish their own artists’ colony. ibid.
9,995. The most extraordinary and innovative work the boys produced: George Henry and E A Hornel: The Druids – Bringing in the Mistletoe. ibid.
9,996. They established Glasgow as an important artistic centre. ibid.
9,997. Britain has a rich and diverse landscape. Ceaselessly changing with the seasons and the life of its people. It has provided inspiration to artists for centuries. Painting the landscape is a familiar occupation. This Green And Pleasant Land: The Story of British Landscape Painting
9,998. In 1733 he [Lambert] painted this view of Box Hill in Surrey. It may be the first time a British artist painted a British landscape for its own sake. ibid.
9,999. The portrayal of Britain as a new Rome never lost its appeal to the aristocracy. ibid.
10,000. In the early years of the nineteenth century Britain suddenly found herself with two powerful but contrasting visions of her landscape. The paintings of John Constable and William Turner were the stars of the Royal Academy shows. But they were as different in temperament as they were in artistic technique. (Art & Artists: Turner & Artists: Constable) ibid.
10,001. The Camden Town Group, named for the area where they met, depicted a serene and tranquil urban landscape. ibid.
10,002. Hampstead Garden Suburb from Willifield Way: William Ratcliffe. ibid.
10,003. The talents of professional poster artists and powerful images of the British landscape were combined to spur us on to victory. The most enduring of these was a series painted by a prolific draftsman from Bradford: Frank Newbould. ibid.
10,004. British landscape painting has come a long way in four centuries. From disdain to deep respect, and we cherish these images as we cherish the landscape that inspired them. ibid.