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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 Bikeriders review - beer, brawls and Harley-Davidsons

The best-known book about motorcycle gangs is Hunter S Thompson’s Hell’s Angels, a classic foundational text of the so-called “New...

Kiss Me, Kate, Barbican review - an entertaining, high-octan...

Lincoln Center’s Bartlett Sher is back in town to direct the Barbican’s latest summer blockbuster, Cole Porter’s classic Kiss Me,...

Album: Pepe Deluxé - Comix Sonix

Pepe Deluxé are no exemplars of the puritan work ethic. Comix Sonix is only their sixth album in almost 30 years – but while they aren’t...

The Bounds, Royal Court review - soccer play scores badly

Every day this week I’m watching a football match, and now — after April’s production of Lydia Higman, Julia Grogan and Rachel Lemon’s Gunter...

The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare's Globe review - r...

A recent Crime Survey for England and Wales estimated that 2.1 million people in the UK had been victims of domestic abuse in the year ending...

Gavin Jantjes: To Be Free, Whitechapel Gallery review - a sw...

Born in Cape Town in 1948, Gavin Jantjes grew up under ...

Freud's Last Session review - Freud and CS Lewis search...

How can it be part of God’s plan to allow so much pain and suffering in the world, asks Sigmund Freud (Anthony Hopkins) of a young Oxford don, CS...

Album: Naomi Bedford & Paul Simmonds - Strange News Has...

Almost exactly five years ago, I was transported by Singing It All Back Home, the third album from Naomi Bedford and Paul Simmonds. I...

The Master Musicians of Joujouka, Morocco review - a healing...

A small mountain village, tucked away in the foothills of the Rif Mountains, south-east of Tangier. The “smallest music festival in the world”, so...

Blu-ray: The Small Back Room

Powell and Pressburger’s least remembered Forties film is shrouded in Blitz darkness, deepening in the warped flat where alcoholic weapons expert...