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Peter Clothier

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Peter Clothier is an internationally-known writer who specializes in writing about art and artists. He believes in avoiding the jargon that obscures much current writing about art, and in writing simply, clearly, in language that the lay person can readily understand. He seeks to achieve a harmony of mind, heart, and body in his work, and looks for this quality in the artists he writes about. A reformed academic, now fifteen years in recovery, he has returned in recent years to teaching, in mostly non-traditional ways: in workshops, continuing groups, and individual coaching and mentoring for artists and writers.

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Am I getting too engaged in politics? I have been posting a good deal on Facebook in the past few days, and have been receiving a good deal of response to my posts. I hung out a Facebook "shingle" a couple of days ago, emblazoned with the words: Can We Talk? Given the current, seemingly unbridgeable divide between the political left and the political right, it was an invitation from this one de... Read more of this blog post »
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I have been reading Chimes, a new book of poems by my friend of many years (and fellow Englishman!) Michael Dennis Browne. Selected from the output of more than fifty years of work, they are short, some of them not more than a single page, many of th ...more
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I really enjoyed Slow Horses. Made the mistake (perhaps) of reading one of the others in the series first; I recommend starting with this one and moving on to others if you enjoy it. I liked the blend of Le Carre-like spy thriller with Herron's hilar ...more
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The late Patrick Nagatani was known in his lifetime chiefly for his beautifully crafted and conceptually based work as a photographer, addressing issues of topical social and ethical concern. Virtually at the moment of his untimely death, after a yea ...more
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I enjoyed Trevor Noah’s "Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood" enormously. First of all, if you have watched “The Daily Show” which he took over from Jon Stewart a while ago, you’ll hear his voice in every sentence. His writing has th ...more
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A few pages into The Delight of Being Ordinary I collapsed in a fit of nearly uncontrollable giggles. They were triggered in part by the situation with which Roland Merullo opens his novel (this is fiction, remember): Pope Francis and the Dalai Lama ...more
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“It's perfectly possible to enjoy a good, civilized, person-to-person conversation with a picture on a museum wall. Talk to it, listen carefully, and it will more than likely talk back to you.”
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