John Scarlett Davis, The Interior of the British Institution Gallery, Yale Center for British Art

People love mysteries — just look at book sales — and I always think that the art world should take more advantage of that thirst…That’s why I’m highlighting an exhibition that just started at the Yale Center for British Art.

“Seeing Double” is built around a 1829 painting called “Interior of the British Institution” by John Scarlett Davis. YCBA says Davis “sought to make a splash on the London art scene” with it. He made not only a visual puzzle but also “an exploration of the art world in the 1820s London.”

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Judith H. Dobrzynski
Real Clear Arts

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