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 […]

Felice Brancacci

Lord Clark of Civilisation said: “The grandest of all testimonies to the dignity of man is by Masaccio, in the series of frescoes he painted in the Church of the […]

Sophia Sartor

Sophia Sartor is a character in the video game Assassin’s Creed, she is based on Albrecht Durer’s Portrait of a Young Venetian Woman from 1505. This small painting, 325 X […]

Holloway College

Thomas Holloway was a fabulously wealthy Victorian entrepreneur who became one of the richest men in Britain from his patent medicine business. Having no offsprings to leave his money to […]

What is art?

There doesn’t exist a single compelling definition of what the word ART actually means, because the word is totally abstract and depends on the user, their education, their cultural heritage, […]

Nice video that shows how very rich people work and how the modern art market is an artificial construct. With more than a million works of art stored as investments […]

This is an interesting perspective and not far off what a lot of people (the majority?) think. Our popular press pour scorn on the Turner Prize every year. Does it […]