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The Best of 2011

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Updated: Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Richard Dorment Looks Back on the Year

Chief Art Critic of The Telegraph, Richard Dorment highlights his favorites. While painting received much attention, and the grand exhibitions remain memorable, Dorment notes a shift in the museum world toward smaller intimate exhibitions that are powerful, memorable, and rewarding. While the continuing economic slow-down may be to blame for this shift towards in-house and smaller-scale exhibitions it could also be to thank for recontextualization and more profound and concentrated exhibitions and viewing.

As Dorment turned his focus from the "Old Masters" he credits for many of the year's highlights he mentioned photographer Thomas Struth and his monumental portrait of Queen and Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor as his "most admired" contemporary work of the year.

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