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Таинственный и гениальныйнемецкий творец, чьи интересыне ограничивались только живописью или гравюрой. Альбрехт Дюрер был настоящим пророком германского Возрождения. Его кисть создавала портреты императоров и сочувствовала нищим крестьянам. Он создавал пушки и учил ландскнехтов, как правильно разрушать замки и крепости. И в то же время он вырезал на гравировальных досках изумительную серию офортов, проклинавших ужасы войны и всех гибельных для человечества напастей. Альбом с репродукциями великого Дюрера.

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This became a passion – a means of documenting her environment and celebrating the pleasures of family, friends and garden. Even in her last illness, bedridden and paralysed on one side, she was taking photographs of the hillside outside her hospital window. Edith’s photography includes the many casual snapshots that went into the family album, as well as the more carefully considered nature studies that were shared with only a small number of people. 37 Edith would have to do nothing but provide the negatives.

Pretentious hocus of this kind is bad for the politics of art. It gives the philistines a rod to beat the backs of those painters who want to escape from the encircling gloom of the Academy . 24 Despite the fact that McCahon’s work had been favourably reviewed and appreciated by librarian Ron O’Reilly, Fairburn’s harsh words were wounding. According to William, Colin found the pressures and demands of fatherhood and his artistic career almost impossible to juggle, and his family, unhappily, were exposed to his shadow side.

But disillusion soon set in. The cost of purchasing a house and providing for a teenage family was substantial, and the following years were a strain financially. The situation was exacerbated by Edith’s lengthy absences in Dunedin, caring for her elderly parents. For Toss, left behind to earn the family living and run the household, it was all too much, and his letters to her contain periodic outbursts. Compare yourself with your own mother – your treatment of me, with hers of your father. If I could get away with the roaring & bullying technique – and if you were less like him – I’d have you where I want you my girl!

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