27 February 2020

Young Rembrandt: Influencer Of His Generation – Edward Lucie-Smith

I’ve always liked the exhibitions at the Ashmolean in Oxford. They offer sensible examples of art historical explanation – something that can’t always be said for official institutions that present equivalent exhibitions in London. The new Young Rembrandt show just opened at the Ashmolean is an excellent example of their approach.

25 July 2018

Facebook Sent-Up By Flemish Tourist Board After Rubens Painting Ban

The Flemish tourist board has created a video protesting Facebooks continued censorship of old master paintings on their social media site. The government sponsored agency uses humor to send-up Facebook in a short video which has gone viral. 

10 December 2014


Fire Sweeps Through Parisian Old Master Gallery Canesso

A fire has swept through the Galerie Canesso, on the rue Laffitte in central Paris, causing significant damage and destroying part of its library, documents and offices. The fire took place on Sunday December 7th at the gallery which specialises in Italian Old Master paintings from the Renaissance to the Baroque. It has since been […]

16 November 2014


Exceptional Van Dyck Under The Hammer At Christie’s

Christie’s auction on Tuesday 2nd December 2014 will be ‘Old Master & British Paintings Evening Sale’, in London; will feature a remarkable portrait by Sir Anthony van Dyck of the musician Hendrick Liberti. The work was in the collection of King Charles I at Whitehall by 1639; the piece has not been seen for almost […]