The Old Masters Art Market in the Post-Covid Era | Interview with Sotheby’s Senior Director Andrew Fletcher

As all of us are, the entire art industry is adjusting to a completely new world, whose future seems hard to predict. Auction houses are reopening their offices and have started facing the difficulties of the post-Covid era. Andrew Fletcher, Senior Director at Sotheby’s London Old Master Paintings department, shares with us some considerations on … Read more

Abraham van Dijck c. 1635-1680. Life and work of a late Rembrandt pupil | Conversation with author Dr David de Witt

Abraham van Dijck (Amsterdam 1635/6-1672) was a skilful painter and draughtsman of the Dutch Golden Age. His works can be found in internationally leading museums, including The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and The State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg. Yet, the first monographic volume on the artist, Abraham … Read more

Nicolaes Maes: Dutch Master of the Golden Age | A convesation with exhibition curator Dr Bart Cornelis

The London National Gallery just opened the first monographic exhibition ever dedicated to Dutch painter Nicolaes Maes (1634-1693) in the UK. Organised by the museum in collaboration with the Mauritshuis, Nicolaes Maes: Dutch Master of the Golden Age (February 22 – May 31, 2020) brings together forty-eight works by his hand, retracing the career of one of … Read more

Giulio Romano: Art and Desire | Interview with exhibition curators Barbara Furlotti and Guido Rebecchini

The city of Mantua celebrates one of the artists that most contributed to its splendour during the first decades of the Cinquecento, Giulio Pippi de’ Jannuzzi, better known as Giulio Romano (Rome 1492 or 1499 – Mantua 1546), with Giulio Romano. Arte e Desiderio, currently on view at Palazzo Te. The exhibition pays homage to … Read more

Bertoldo di Giovanni at the Frick Collection | A conversation with co-curator Alexander J. Noelle 

The Frick Collection has just opened the first monographic exhibition on Florentine sculptor Bertoldo di Giovanni (ca. 1140 – 1491): Bertoldo di Giovanni: The Renaissance of Sculpture in Medici Florence. By reuniting nearly his entire body of work – about twenty statuettes, reliefs, medals, along with his life-size statue of Saint Jerome and the terracotta … Read more

Patrick Faucheur, nephew of French painter Firmin-Girard, talks to us about the preparation of the artist’s catalogue raisonné

French painter Marie-François Firmin-Girard (1838-1921) was one of the most attentive interpreters and witnesses of French society during the glorious years of the Belle Époque. A pupil of famous painter Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904), Firmin-Girard became one of the most frequent participants to the Salon, where his works incessantly caught the attention of the French audience and attracted … Read more