Tag Archives: renaissance

Unfinished works from the Courtauld Gallery

I found myself in London with a bit of spare time on Friday and ended up on a bus heading up the strand. When I saw the entrance to Somerset house I decided to pay one of my favourite spaces … Continue reading

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Veronese: Magnificence in Renaissance Venice

Some people find peace and pleasure in music others sport for me art, proper art Italian and more specifically the Venetian Renassiance, has an amazing ability to bring me to another place or time. The Venetian school of art is my … Continue reading

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A Hidden Treasure in London – Courtauld Gallery

Last year I adventured to Eltham Palace and saw the home Deco home of the Courtaulds. You can read about the history of their home here. Ever since going there I have wanted to get to see the gallery that … Continue reading

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Review: The Pope’s Daughter by Caroline P Murphy

As I have confessed here before I struggle with historical biographies as a genre. The talent of writing up the research in a non academic, reader friendly way is the key to a good historical biography in my humble opinion. … Continue reading

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