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Goya’s The Disaster’s of War (Los Desastres de la Guerra), 1810-1820   Between 1810 and 1820, the Spanish painter and print maker Fransisco Goya (1746–1828) produced a series of around 80 etchings he was to call … → October 19, 2015

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 …

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 …

Experiment: Covers!

“Perfume” by Patrick Süskind Ready Steady… Experiment! At akg-images, a large part of a Picture Researcher’s job is working alongside publishers preparing …

A modern-day Atlantis

Have you ever imagined a romantic relationship between Medusa and Hercules? What if it was a pre-curse Medusa, before her hair was …

A Reni day

In the summer of 1998, it was decided that the chapel choir in which I sang would go on a mini-tour of …

Parasols and snowstorms

With London basking in sunshine −and the hot weather here to stay for a few more weeks− I thought I would share …

VIVE LA REVOLUTION

We are close to the annual celebration of Bastille Day and as I studied the French Revolution in art, I always remember …

Let the postman ring!

When did you last write a letter to anyone? A postcard maybe? Most of my own correspondence goes via email or text …