A history of modern art: your non-snoozy guide | Times2

If you’ve ever been a student you will recognize the syndrome. Trapped in the stuffy half-light of the art history lecture hall, the lazy buzz of the bluebottle mingling with the professor’s low drone and the click of the slides, you feel that first slow but ineluctable heaviness in your eyelids. Your chin sinks to your chest. Your mind slips. And, losing all grip, it drifts off into dreams. Earlier this week Prince William admitted that his studies in the history of art had been a snore. “I kept falling asleep in lectures. . . once we got into modern art, I started to get a bit dozy, ”he told a Big Issue seller

The Duke of Cambridge is certainly not the first person

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