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Ars gratia artis

A parliamentary question has unveiled Lord Mandelson's taste in free art, so in the great tradition of previous posts on the Government Art Collection, the time has come to make mock:

Painting: Queen Elizabeth 1 (1563-1603) Reigned—Anon British artist

No, I am NOT making that joke.

And this:

Untitled Red—Lewin Bassingthwaite



To remind him how far he's come now that he is a titled pinkish red, maybe?

Circus Folk—David Bomberg

Thinking of any folk in particular, Peter? Note for fellow coulrophobes, the painting is a safe click.

Still life with fish - Mary Fedden

To remind him of Hartlepool, maybe?

The Angels of Boulogne - Chris Orr

Well, there can't be any angels resident in Brussels, can there?

There are others, but they are on the dull side, name-wise.

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