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A Tale of Two Tassels - Raphael and Holbein in The National Gallery, London

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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 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...

August 26, 2015

 

The Brera Picture Gallery in Milan Lives in a building that dates back centuries. I looked up the history of the building and can’t tell when it was originally erected (at least the 1500's); just that the Jesuits were suppressed and disbanded in 1773 so in 1776 it bec...

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