London’s National Portrait GalleryDecember 14, 2019
You have approximately six months until the National Portrait Gallery shuts down for a three year renovation (29 June 2020 – Spring 2023)! If you’ve not yet visited, hopefully these five reasons will inspire you to go before...
Titian’s MetamorphosesNovember 19, 2019
In the 1550s and early 1560s Titian delivered a series of seven large canvases to King Phillip II of Spain. Each translated a small section of the Epic poem Metamorphoses, by Roman poet Ovid, into paint. Titian coined...
Book Review: Sister Wendy’s 100 Best-loved PaintingsNovember 9, 2019
Late last year, the art world mourned the death of Sister Wendy Beckett (1930-2018), the quirky British nun who became a world-wide sensation as a television art commentator. Little did we know that the good sister had one...
I Know What I Am. A Fascinating Graphic Novel about Artemisia GentileschiOctober 2, 2019
The riveting life story of Baroque’s most famous woman painter – Artemisia Gentileschi. Told and shown by Gina Siciliano in her beautifully published graphic novel I Know What I Am. Allow me to start with a small disclosure:...
The Poetry in Painting — Turner’s Ovid in ExileAugust 26, 2019
This petite (9.46 x 12.50 cm) oil on canvas by J.M.W. Turner contains big things: big landscapes, big stories and big skies. It is an imagined scene from 1st century Rome: the departure of Ovid into his famous...
Discovering Camelot: Arthurian Art in PolandApril 12, 2019
1887 saw a significant discovery in the field of medieval art, though at the time nobody, not even the discoverer himself, was aware of the real value of his find. The discoverer was one Wilhelm Klose, the tax...
5 Best Art Books for 2019. My Inspirational Reading ListFebruary 7, 2019
Every year, I create a new reading list that includes novels, non-fiction, and art books. Today, I am sharing with you my 2019 reading list of books related to art. Less is more- so I have included only...
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