22 March 2015

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Rubens’ Three Magi Portraits Reunited At The National Gallery Washington For First Time Since 1881

Peter Paul Rubens’s portraits of the three Magi have finally been reunited – after being separated for over 130 years – by the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. Tradition states that the three kings were named Balthasar, Gaspar, and Melchior, and that they represent the continents of Europe, Asia, and Africa, as well […]

21 December 2014

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About the ‘Real’ in ‘Portraiture’ Rembrandt van Rijn and the observer

  “Rembrandt, Rubens, Titian, knew from the outset, with a sublime compromise, how to fuse the entirety of their personality with the flesh of their subject sitting before them, how to animate it with their passion while it resembled others, to glorify their dreams or their sadness. This, I cannot do, I want to be […]

20 September 2014

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Wallace Collection Great Gallery Reopened After A Five Million Refurbishment

Having been closed for the past 2 years; The Wallace Collection’s Great Gallery has reopened after a £5m refurbishment. The Great Gallery contains paintings by masters including Rubens, Velazquez and Titian. The space is considered to be one of the finest picture galleries in the UK; the Great Gallery was built at the rear of […]