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Caravaggio: The Artist as a Doomed Man
Caravaggio was a commissioned artist who depicted the standard religious iconography of his day yet he was to turn that standard on its head for his subject...
Born on 28 April 1798, at Charenton Sainte-Marie near Paris, Ferdinand Victor Eugene Delacroix was the son of the Minister for Foreign Affairs in...
Anthony Van Dyck:
At the Court of Charles I
Anthony van Dyck was born in Antwerp on 22 March 1599, to parents wealthy enough to indulge their son’s passion for art rather than encourage him to...
At the Court of Philip IV
Few painters have had their most famous works re-imagined and recreated by other artists as often as as Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez; unusual for...
London's Critical Eye
If Jane Austen’s novels captured the latter part of the Georgian Era in all its country house grandeur then the picture painted some decades earlier by the...
Jean-Auguste Dominique Ingres was born in Montauban in southern France on 29 August 1780, one of five surviving children. His father Joseph, also an...
Sir Peter Paul Rubens:
My passion comes from the heavens, not from earthly musings. And so it might for few artists have been as popular or successful in their own lifetime as...
William Powell Frith:
A Victorian Chronicler
Arguably the most popular artist of the Victorian era William Powell Frith was born in the village of Aldfield in Yorkshire on 19 January 1819, the son of a...
In Flanders Fields
In Flanders Fields is the most famous and quoted poem to emerge from the Great War yet it very nearly did not see the light of day. Its author John McCrae...
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