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March 3, 2017

At the National Gallery in London, you’ll find both Hans Holbein the Younger’s double portrait, “The Ambassadors” as well as “Portrait of Pope Julius II” by Raphael. These are – on the surface – very different paintings by very different artists. Sure they both rely on...

January 24, 2017

We tend to think of Michelangelo as a genius whose talent was in full bloom at birth. That he “sprang whole from the mind of Zeus” so to speak - creating 'Michelangelesque' works from boyhood. However, while visiting The National Gallery in London recently, I sat and h...

January 20, 2017

The V&A - or Victoria & Albert - is centrally located in London's equivalent of NYC's "museum mile." Right across the street is the Natural History Museum, and next door is the Science Museum. I think this is by far the best of them but of course as an artist I'm biase...

January 20, 2017

The National Gallery in London is one of the best pound-for-pound museums in the world. Small, in terms of collection breadth (they don't have millions upon millions of items largely tucked away in storage) but unbelievable and unbeatable in terms of content. More "A w...

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