The Margate of my youth was a poorer place without Ms Emin but I am nonetheless delighted to say the working class seaside atmosphere remains.
An Allegory of Man 1596
The painting warns the viewer of the soul’s vulnerability to the vanities of the world. It strikes me as a … More
William West, 1st Lord Delawarr
The somewhat brutal face and the arrogant pose of William West, 1st Lord Delawarr, reassures us that human nature has … More
Art as a lens on “reality”.
You may be forgiven for mistaking the image above for photo montage. But it is not: it is the London Mustaba project.
Art as metaphysics
I have sometimes wondered whether art has any importance, and if so, what?
John Singer Sargent
John Singer Sargent ranks high in my list of favourite painters.
Art Prices are Obscene .
Art prices at ‘obscene’ levels as Chinese join high-spending elite says Richard Partington, the Guardian’s economics correspondent.
Rembrandt – Belshazzar’s feast
Rembrandt – Belshazzar’s feast: the literature, art and music of religion still hold a vast sway over the imagination of many of us.
Van Eyck – The Arnolfini Portrait
Jan van Eyck painted what has become known as the Arnolfini Portrait in 1434.
Hans Holbein – The Ambassadors
A rich and engaging portal into the mind of an age emerging into the modern world.