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Van Gogh and Japan: the prints that shaped the artist

A new exhibition reveals how the artist borrowed techniques from Japanese prints and incorporated them into his portraits, writes Alastair Sooke.

Source: BBC – Culture – Van Gogh and Japan: the prints that shaped the artist

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Lucian Freud and Sue Tilley: The story of an unlikely muse

Lucian Freud’s paintings of benefits supervisor Sue Tilley set records at auction houses. She tells Cameron Laux what it was like to sit for one of Britain’s greatest artists.

Source: BBC – Culture – Lucian Freud and Sue Tilley: The story of an unlikely muse