The artist tells Freire Barnes about the influence of her childhood in Bangladesh and why producing art for the public realm is so exciting
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The Walk Through Life collection is the latest initiative from artist and conservationist Jacha Potgieter. The artist’s works are spurred by his love for the natural world and the need to protect it, while raising awareness of species under threat. This series of collage works is semi- autobiographical for the South African-born Potgieter, and include the representation of textiles he has collected over years of global travel. The works have been applied to cushion covers, tablecloths and more, or can be purchased, as seen above, as beautiful prints.
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Art Day by Day: 366 Brushes with History is a daily almanac of art in which author Alex Johnson delivers intriguing moments from art history. From Monet getting the go-ahead to create his water garden to the doodles of President Theodore Roosevelt, this is a book so full of arts stories – from the exciting and unusual to the truly noteworthy – you’ll feel compelled to share them. Expect excerpts from fascinating diary entries, transcripts and interviews, and even an account of Michelangelo’s kidney stones, as written by the master to his nephew.
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In 1901 Sir Merton Russell-Cotes gave his wife Annie a particularly special birthday gift: an exotic, turreted seaside villa on the East Cliff Promenade in Bournemouth. Filled with treasures from their world travels, today the house is a spectacular art gallery and museum that celebrates different cultures. Outside, the ‘tropical garden’ includes the Russell-Cotes’s Japanese garden.
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Van Gogh’s Finale: Auvers and the Artist’s Rise to Fame sees investigative arts journalist Martin Bailey examine the evidence around the death of the artist. Was it suicide, or was Van Gogh shot? The author gives his definitive answer. He also focuses on the most productive period of the artist’s career, covering his 70 days in Auvers-sur-Oise, where he painted 70 works, including stunning landscapes such as Wheatfield with Crows. With new material, Bailey also examines Van Gogh’s rise to become one of the greatest artists in history.
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Enjoy a discount on a new edition of High Street by JM Richards and Eric Ravilious, published by Thames & Hudson in association with Victoria and Albert Museum. As one of our must-read books, this beautiful ode to the British high street offers a glimpse of a world gone by, with stunning illustrations of everything from the butcher to the oyster bar. This facsimile edition also includes includes a new essay by Gill Saunders, senior curator of prints at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
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