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Marina Vaizey

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Marina Vaizey was art critic for the Financial Times, then the Sunday Times, edited the Art Quarterly, has been a judge for the Turner Prize, and a trustee of several museums; books include 100 Masterpieces, The Artist as Photographer and Great Women Collectors. She's currently a freelance art critic and lecturer. This drawing of Marina as a character from Jane Austen is 40 years old.

Articles By Marina Vaizey

Neil MacGregor: Living with the Gods review - focuses of belief

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Yuval Noah Harari: 21 Lessons for the 21st Century review - a sceptic's optimism?

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Grayson Perry: Rites of Passage, Channnel 4 review - making meaning in death

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Roger Scruton: Music as an Art review - how to listen?

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Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott: Swan Song review - Capote redux

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Frank Gardner: Ultimatum review - topical terrorism

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Big Sky, Big Dreams, Big Art: Made in the USA, BBC Four review - unexpected facts aplenty

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William Trevor: Last Stories review - final intimations

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Christie Watson: The Language of Kindness review - tender memoir, impassioned indignation

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Rodin and the Art of Ancient Greece, British Museum review - magnificence of form across the millennia

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John Gray: Seven Types of Atheism review - to believe, or not to believe

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Monet and Architecture, National Gallery review - a revelation in paint

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The Queen's Green Planet, ITV review - right royal arboreals

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Barbara Ehrenreich: Natural Causes review - counterintuitive wisdom on the big issues

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America's Cool Modernism, Ashmolean Museum review - faces of the new city

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Big Cats About the House, BBC Two review - irresistible feline-human bonding

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Out of Season, Hampstead Theatre review - banter as bullying

One island off the coast of Spain has more cultural oomph than all the rest put together. I’m talking about Ibiza, the sun-soaked, music-happy and...

Andy Parsons, Touring review - reasons to be cheerful...

In the middle of another age of austerity, a climate crisis and seemingly intractable international conflicts, it's cheering that a comic should...

Album: Yard Act - Where's My Utopia?

The best popular music tunes into the zeitgeist. It can reflect cultural currents, encourage them, or enable the public to turn away and...

'Migrations' String Quartet Weekend, National Conc...

It was chance that the National Concert Hall’s weekend of quartet events featuring responses to war and refugees should coincide with the second...

Drive to Survive, Season 6, Netflix review - F1 documentary...

When the first season of Drive to Survive launched on Netflix in 2019, it was greeted with suspicion by some in the Formula One paddock....

Shifters, Bush Theatre review - love will tear us apart agai...

For the past ten years, Black-British playwrights have been in the vanguard of innovation in the form and content of new writing. I’m thinking not...

Così fan tutte, Welsh National Opera review - relevance redu...

We can’t do without Così fan tutte; it’s an irresistible masterpiece. But it’s a thorn in the flesh of modern directors, who...

Driving Mum review - a dark comedy that has you laughing out...

Hilmar Oddsson’s award-winning film Driving Mum is pitch-perfect. Jon has spent the last 30 years looking after his domineering mother....

Manon Lescaut, English Touring Opera review - a nightmare in...

Opera in Britain is currently cursed by funders, politicians and ideologues – of right and left – who heartily detest the form. Alas, some...