The 2005 Turner Prize: English Art in Plain American

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Dr. Dianne Durante's perspective on the Turner Prize in the Quent Cordair Fine Art Artist's Studio.

Quent Cordair Fine Art is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Dianne Durante as a guest columnist in the Artist's Studio. Dr. Durante will be posting monthly essays, book and movie reviews.

This month's post is an essay titled The 2005 Turner Prize: English Art in Plain American. Discussion with Dr. Durante is encouraged and welcome in the QCFA studio. http://www.cordair.com/studio/durante.htm

"Every year the announcements of the Turner Prize's short-listed nominees and winner are major media events. Every year the exhibition of the nominees' work is disparaged either as a dismal farce or as shocking sensationalism. Every year advocates of contemporary art assert that the real benefit of the Prize is that it gets the public talking about art." -Dr. Dianne Durante

Dr. Durante is a freelance writer on art and current events, and the author of Forgotten Delights: The Producers, A Selection of Manhattan's Outdoor Sculpture. A second book on New York sculpture will appear in 2006. She runs the website http://www.ForgottenDelights.com, and has lectured on painting and sculpture at Objectivist conferences.

Quent Cordair Fine Art located in Burlingame, California near San Francisco, was established by artist Quent Cordair in 1996. As a premier provider of contemporary Romantic Realism in painting, sculpture and drawing, QCFA has grown to serve an international clientele of private and corporate collectors. For more information visit http://www.cordair.com or call toll-free 1-866-267-3247.

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