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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 …

Hercules Bicycle Works, poster © akg-images

Muscle men

As the lights came up in the cinema at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy, I turned to my friend sitting next …

Woman on the telephone, circa 1950 © akg-images / Paul Almasy

Working from home

“All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” – Blaise Pascal, Pensées With our restless …

Turn around, bright eyes

A week today, the Australian singer/songwriter Sia releases her sixth studio album, 1000 Forms of Fear. You may not recognise Sia’s name, but …

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 …