James Wray

After 15 years working in digital marketing, I now split my time between my digital marketing consultancy, alongside studying for an MA in Art History. I'm passionate about looking at how an artist came to create a piece of work, for whom and what was the political and social history and events of the time that influenced its nature and how it was or is now perceived. Specialising in art of the Classical period and the Renaissance, however equally passionate about non-European art. I live with my wife and 2 year old in the historic city of York, UK.

Articles by James

Renaissance

Perseus and the Head of Medusa – A Very Florentine Story

Benvenuto Cellini’s Perseus and the Head of Medusa is a sculpture that is commonly overlooked. In fact it could be the most regularly overlooked...

James Wray 22 May 2019

Renaissance

The Medici. Rich Sinners or Saintly Rulers?

The Medici were one of the richest family dynasties that ever lived and perhaps the most influential patrons of the arts in history. For it was their...

James Wray 19 March 2019