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A is for Art

A is for Art is Matthew Graham’s blog. Matthew is Northern Soul’s Art Correspondent.

Self-portrait. Angelica Kauffmann, c.1770-75 © Matthew Graham

Artists in the Frame: Manchester Art Gallery

August 27, 2015 Comments Off on Artists in the Frame: Manchester Art Gallery

At a time when computer mainframes across the world heave with the visages of almost everybody who has a mobile phone and subscribes to social media, Artists in the Frame, an exhibition of self-portraits at Manchester Art Gallery, might be tempted to draw shallow parallels with this zeitgeist of digital vanity

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Photography: getting back to basics

June 20, 2014 Comments Off on Photography: getting back to basics

As a keen photographer and art lover, I’ve often asked myself which of the two I prefer.

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On the Trail of the Great Artists at Manchester Art Gallery

May 23, 2014 Comments Off on On the Trail of the Great Artists at Manchester Art Gallery

On a recent trip to Manchester Art Gallery, it struck me how little attention the gallery draws to the more famous names who populate its permanent collection.

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