Fine Art Collector | Spring 2018

Editor “Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away.” - Marcus Aurelius Life sometimes feels like a numbers game, with milestones marking the passage of time and keeping score so that we may look back and accurately call to mind the context of our memories. Writing this introduction to Fine Art Collector twice every year serves just that purpose. It forces a nod to the past and gives the future greater focus. Which sums up exactly the zeitgeist of 2018, so dominated as it is by anniversaries and centenaries. In November we will bow our heads as a nation, mark 100 years since the Great War ended and commemorate all the lives lost during the conflict. It is also the year that we celebrate 100 years since women subverted the norm, challenged the establishment, fought for and won the right to vote. Both of these pivotal moments in history have been captured in art, both then and now, and are recognised within the following pages. The wider world of art is not without its own anniversaries in 2018. The Royal Academy of Arts in London was founded in 1768 by a group of artists, and will celebrate its 250th year by expanding its current home at Burlington House, due to be unveiled later this spring. It is also 150 years since Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh was born in 1868, and his city of birth, Glasgow, has a year-long programme of celebrations planned. Racking up the most years, however, is Italian painter Jacopo Tintoretto, who would be celebrating his 500th birthday this year. A much lauded maestro of the late Renaissance period, Tintoretto was nicknamed Il Furioso for the energy and sheer dynamism in his works, and is widely recognised as a forerunner of the baroque movement. Offering a great deal of art to ponder, as well as articles to discuss and debate, we invite you to enjoy the very best that Spring 2018 has to offer from Castle Galleries. From the

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