Friday, 14 December 2012

UK Art Catalogue

The Public Catalogue Foundation and the BBC have completed their patronisingly named Your Paintings project to put online all of the UK's collection of 211,861 oil paintings in public ownership. The UK is the first country in the world to create an arts catalogue. The BBC is celebrating with a soppy Advent Calendar (CLICK). The Telegraph has posted a slide show, beginning with Sir Edwin Landseer's magnificent Monarch of the Glen (1851) and descending into more modern tripe (CLICK). It's sad how our art has declined.


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