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Raphael: Czartoryski Portrait

14 April 2019

Below I reprise my essay on Raphael's Czartoryski Portrait, a post that first appeared on this site on October 28, 2014. The essay had originally appeared on the late Hasan Niyazi'...

Raphael: St. Cecilia

28 March 2019

Today, I reprise a slightly revised version of a post on Raphael's St. Cecilia Altarpiece that originally appeared on this site almost six years ago. The article is primarily a review...

Titian: Woman in White

11 March 2019

Titian: The Woman in WhiteIn February on our annual winter visit to California, we visited the Norton-Simon Museum in Pasadena to view its current exhibition of Titian’s...

Giovanni Bellini: Pieta revisited

6 February 2019

A few years ago a correspondent accused me of injecting my Christian beliefs and sensibilities into my interpretation of Titian’s “Sacred and Profane Love”. Any...