Tag Archives: K. Mitchell Snow

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The NPG’s Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition until the 23rd February

By K. Mitchell Snow Laments over the demise of the “traditional” portrait have been penned at least since the days my great-grandfather sat before a camera, head held firmly in a brace to prevent him from moving, in the makeshift studio of an itinerant photographer.  These complaints have come to nothing. Rather than destroy portraiture, […]

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Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes at the NGA until the 6th October

By K. Mitchell Snow Dance provided the verb that animated the nouns of Serge Diaghilev’s first loves — music and art — and moved him onto the center of the world stage at the beginnings of the twentieth century.  As dance historian Lynn Garafola puts it, Diaghilev “made dance a crossroads of the contemporary.” Diaghilev […]