Gossaert’s Portrait of a Merchant (Take a Closer Look at Art, 1)

Years ago I heard a great lecturer talk about several wonderful pieces of art. Unlike other lecturers and writers I’d heard, she didn’t discuss the significance of the works for the history of art or the information they could provide about the socio-economics of the … Continue reading

Power and Pathos (Favorites at Washington’s National Gallery, 14)

The Power and Pathos exhibition of Hellenistic bronzes has moved from the Getty Museum to the National Gallery in Washington – its final stop. If you have the chance, do see it. Even more than paintings, sculptures need to be … Continue reading