Bruce Everiss

La Primavera

Lorenzo de’ Medici (1449-1492), leader of the family banking business, was one of the richest men in Europe and was effectively ruler of Florence at a key stage in the […]

Great Artists and Syphilis

Syphilis almost certainly came to Europe from America with Christopher Columbus’ crew. The first written records of syphilis in Europe occurred in 1494/5 in Naples, Italy. Albrecht Dürer’s woodcut Syphilitic Man […]

Dulwich Picture Gallery

The biggest tourist art attraction in London is probably the Impressionists at the National Gallery, but there are many other venues which are well worth visiting and often do not […]

Paintings by girlies

Open a coffee table book titled something like “50 Famous Artists” or “50 Famous Paintings” and you will see that ownership of a uterus is usually grounds for exclusion. Likewise […]

Albrecht Dürer Self-Portrait with Fur-Trimmed Robe, 1500

This was Dürer’s third self portrait painting, the previous two were from 1493 and 1498. According to Vasari in Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects he painted […]

Cézanne et Moi, New Film

Cezanne et Moi traces the parallel paths of the lives, careers and passionate friendship of post-impressionist painter Paul Cezanne and novelist Emile Zola. The two boys grew up in Aix-en-Provence. […]

Learning About Art. #1 books

There is no doubt that it is immensely enjoyable to walk into one of the world’s great art museums and to just wander around looking at the works. However if […]

The British Royal Art Collection needs returning to the public

Monarchs are very good at collecting art, they can expropriate vast sums from the public to pay for it, they have huge homes to hang it in, they are well […]

Two Renaissance  pictures

The renaissance saw art develop from the style of the International Gothic, with lots of gold leaf, uniform facial expressions, 2D representation and hierarchical subject size, to the High Renaissance […]

Ludolf Liberts

Ludolf Liberts (April 3, 1895 – March 11, 1959) was a Latvian artists whose works can be seen in the Latvian National Museum of Art and which sometimes crop up […]