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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 …

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 …

A Personal Farewell

When I decided to study Fine Art in England, people asked me “Do you want to become an artist? Surely you can’t …

Behind the scenes

Earlier this week, I was invited to a private view of this year’s summer exhibition at the National Gallery in London, Vermeer …

To beard or not to beard

“A man with a beard is a man with a secret.” I vividly remember my late grandfather imparting this pearl of wisdom …

Alte Liebe

Ich bin verliebt – in einen Renaissancemann – im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes Als ich das erste Mal Botticellis „Young Man“ in …