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Women artists are back in vogue... the future's female

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Popular: A visitor examines Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe painting at the National Portrait Gallery in London

Popular: A visitor examines Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe painting at the National Portrait Gallery in London

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Popular: A visitor examines Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe painting at the National Portrait Gallery in London

Won't it be marvellous when the museums and galleries open again and we can actually see real art, real sculpture, real antiquities? Online is fine, but "being there" is the experience.

Museums and galleries are hugely popular. When I was a youngster, you'd nearly have the National Gallery in Dublin to yourself. By 2019, art galleries always seemed thronged.

Last time I visited the Musee d'Orsay in Paris, it was like being at a football match - elbowed aside by bustling crowds, often taking selfies of themselves before a Berthe Morisot. As for trying to view Klimt at the Belvedere in Vienna - what a scrum.


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