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David Price-Hughes, akg-images London

Gogh, Vincent van Dutch painter Groot-Zundert near Breda 30.3.1853 –
(suicide) Auvers-sur-Oise 29.7.1890.
– “Self-portrait with fur hat, bandaged ear and tobacco pipe”, January 1889.
Oil on canvas, 51 × 45cm.
Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Leigh B. Block.

The tragic artist

125 years ago today, in the rented room in the Auberge Ravoux, Vincent van Gogh died of an infection caused by a …

Georgsaltar, Meister Arnt von Kalkar (Arnt von Zwolle 1484), Georgs Kampf mit dem Drachen

Worshipping at the Altar

Earlier this month I was in Poland to attend the annual Cepic conference which this year was held in Warsaw. My first …

A design by Hannelore Brüderlin for a dancer's costume, 1947  © akg-images / E. Mierendorff

Everything’s Coming Up Roses

“Gypsy” is one of the great Broadway musicals and has at its centre one of the most horrifying and heartbreaking characters in …

Moroni, Portrait of a scholar

Moroni: Portrait of an artist

At university, I kept a dog-eared postcard of Giovan Battista Moroni’s painting ‘The Tailor’ stuck in pride of place on the wall …

Dürer / Self-portrait / 1500

Albrecht Dürer, Renaissance man

Ask someone to name a great Renaissance artist, and the answers you’ll hear are most likely Italian: Michelangelo, Raphael, Da Vinci, Botticelli. I …