Spotlight / Raphael’s Bindo Altoviti

Raphael, Bindo Altoviti, oil on panel, c.1515, 59.7 x 43.8 cm, National Gallery of Art, Washington Shown here is Raphael's portrait of papal banker and aristocrat Bindo Altoviti. Bindo's connections and friendships with artists including Michelangelo and Giorgio Vasari meant he became a reputable and influential patron of the arts amid the first half of …

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Art News / Art History: Profession or Pastime?

Recent figures released by the UK’s Higher Educations Statistics Agency (HESA) confirm a significant dip in students choosing to study art history at university. Earlier this month, The Art Newspaper cited a 17.5% decline in the last ten years, with the most significant drop in students taking art history at undergraduate level at 28.5%. More …

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Artist in Focus / Mary Delany

I recently came across an article written in celebration of last year’s Women’s History Month. Don’t get me wrong, the fact that the entire month of March is dedicated to the history of remarkable women is a very good thing, but it somehow feels like a backhanded compliment. "Fear not women everywhere, you get one …

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