Chris Dobson

Author

Chris Dobson is a postgraduate student of English Literature at the University of Glasgow. His interests include the works of Shakespeare, queer theory and cool maps. His favourite artist is Gustav Klimt and he also has a blog: https://anenglishmaninscotland.home.blog/

Articles by Chris

Artemisia Gentileschi, Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Self-Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria by Artemisia Gentileschi

Artemisia Gentileschi (1593–c. 1656) was “one of the best Italian Baroque painters.” Despite this, you won’t find any of her works in...

Chris Dobson 28 April 2024

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: I was a Rich Man’s Plaything by Eduardo Paolozzi

Eduardo Paolozzi’s 1947 collage I was a Rich Man’s Plaything, which can be seen in the Tate Modern in London, was one of the first works of Pop...

Chris Dobson 29 December 2023

Women Artists

Käthe Kollwitz: Germany’s Greatest Female Artist

Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945) was one of Germany’s greatest artists. She holds the distinction of being the only woman artist to make it into Ernst...

Chris Dobson 22 September 2023

Theater & Cinema

Art in Film: Mrs Lowry & Son

Chris Dobson reviews 'Mrs Lowry and Son', an upcoming film about the English artist L. S. Lowry and his elderly mother.

Chris Dobson 16 September 2022

Museum Stories

Troy at the British Museum: Myth and Reality

This excellently curated exhibition on Troy at the British Museum in London takes visitors on a journey spanning thousands of years. There’s...

Chris Dobson 28 January 2020

Museum Stories

Tutankhamun in London: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh

For the first time in decades, the treasures of Tutankhamun – who ruled over Egypt from approximately 1334 – 1325 BCE – are on display...

Chris Dobson 20 January 2020

Museum Stories

Last Chance to See: William Blake at Tate Britain

Tate Britain is the oldest of the United Kingdom’s four Tate galleries, the others being the Tate Modern in London, Tate Liverpool and Tate St...

Chris Dobson 14 January 2020