Botticelli @ V&A

Few would find it difficult to recall Botticelli’s infamous Birth of Venus. There aren’t many works of art that are instantly recognisable to the masses, but this painting is one of the only exceptions. The renaissance masterpiece that celebrates the goddess of love has achieved cult status world over and has now even managed to […]

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Veronese @ National Gallery

Verona is famous for Romeo and Juliet and its Roman ruins. 60 miles to the east, is Venice, the city that produced such artists as Bellini, Canaletto and Titian. In 1553 at the age of 25, Paolo Caliari from Verona moved to Venice and acquired the nickname Veronese and now a monographic show of 50 […]

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Barocci @ National Gallery

An exhibition celebrating the seldom talked about Barocci at the National Gallery. Only two works by the Italian renaissance artist permanently reside in Britain, only one of which is a painting, the other being a drawing at the Ashmolean. Yet despite being relatively unknown in the UK, the National Gallery succeeds in educating us about […]

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Titian @ National Gallery

Titian is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of the 16th century. Not only is the artist greatly respected today, but he also had great success during his own lifetime. Today, one of his earliest works from when he was just a teenager, The Flight Into Egypt, is on view at the […]

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da Vinci @ National Gallery

After queuing for four hours and hanging around central London for another six, I finally gained entry to the most talked about art show of the season: Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan at the National Gallery. Despite being exhausted when the time came for me to view the exhibition, the opportunity […]

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