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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

Neil MacGregor: Living with the Gods review - focuses of belief

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Yuval Noah Harari: 21 Lessons for the 21st Century review - a sceptic's optimism?

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Grayson Perry: Rites of Passage, Channnel 4 review - making meaning in death

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Roger Scruton: Music as an Art review - how to listen?

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Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott: Swan Song review - Capote redux

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Frank Gardner: Ultimatum review - topical terrorism

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Big Sky, Big Dreams, Big Art: Made in the USA, BBC Four review - unexpected facts aplenty

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William Trevor: Last Stories review - final intimations

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Christie Watson: The Language of Kindness review - tender memoir, impassioned indignation

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Rodin and the Art of Ancient Greece, British Museum review - magnificence of form across the millennia

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John Gray: Seven Types of Atheism review - to believe, or not to believe

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Monet and Architecture, National Gallery review - a revelation in paint

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The Queen's Green Planet, ITV review - right royal arboreals

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Barbara Ehrenreich: Natural Causes review - counterintuitive wisdom on the big issues

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America's Cool Modernism, Ashmolean Museum review - faces of the new city

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Big Cats About the House, BBC Two review - irresistible feline-human bonding

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Così fan tutte, Welsh National Opera review - relevance redu...

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Driving Mum review - a dark comedy that has you laughing out...

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Manon Lescaut, English Touring Opera review - a nightmare in...

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RSNO Chorus, Doughty, Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh review - br...

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Music Reissues Weekly: Blank Generation, Just Want To Be Mys...

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