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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

Victorian Giants, National Portrait Gallery review - pioneers of photography

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Agnès Poirier: Left Bank review - Paris in war and peace

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Civilisations, BBC Two review - no shocks from Schama

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Ursula K Le Guin - Dreams Must Explain Themselves review - enraging and enlightening

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Mick Herron: London Rules review - hypnotically fascinating, absolutely contemporary

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Andreas Gursky, Hayward Gallery review - staggering scale, personal perspective

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Afua Hirsch: Brit(ish) review - essential reading on identity

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DVD/Blu-ray: The Mystery of Picasso

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Charles I: King and Collector, Royal Academy review - a well executed display of taste

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Great American Railway Journeys, Series 3, BBC Two review - edutainment despite shortage of trains

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Art, Passion and Power: The Story of the Royal Collection, BBC Four review - monarchs knew the power of the portrait

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David Lodge: Writer’s Luck - A Memoir 1976-1991 review - literary days, in detail

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Big Cats, BBC One review - how cats conquered the world

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Little Women, BBC One review - life during wartime with the March sisters

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Judi Dench: My Passion for Trees, BBC One review - an arboreal delight

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Jenny Uglow: Mr Lear - A Life of Art and Nonsense review - a lonely Victorian life, so richly illustrated

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The Big Life, Stratford East review - big-hearted musical br...

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Marx in London, Scottish Opera review - the humour of histor...

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Hir, Park Theatre review - incendiary production for Taylor...

In 2017, two years after Hir premiered, Taylor Mac was awarded a “Genius Grant” and nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for drama....

Memory review - love, dementia and truth

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You do not need to be Einstein to feel it. If the only dimension missing is time, 75% of a place’s identity can invade your very being, hollow you...