Diary of an art historian

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Diary of an art historian

Criminal thoughts about a Rubens portrait and watching Nanette on my summer art detox

Rubens’s portrait of his daughter Clara Serena gave me the urge to steal a painting

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Diary of an art historian

Do not allow art to cleanse crimes

The art world has yet to tackle issues around works like Picasso’s $115m child-prostitute portrait

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Diary of an art historian

Design or colour? Look to Titian

A shoestring trip to La Serenissima—and a thumbs-up for Simon Schama

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Diary of an art historian

Are Old Masters old fashioned?

How to bring new audiences to older art displays

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Diary of an art historian

The National Gallery’s issue of trust

I only found out by accident how well off the museum really is

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Diary of an art historian

How abolishing museum image fees could boost audiences

New research shows that image licensing is barely profitable for some UK museums

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Diary of an art historian

Stop reading, start looking: today’s art history students are not getting a grounding in connoisseurship skills

When I put an image of a well-known Titian on the screen, only one of 40 could identify the artist

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Diary of an art historian

How to identify a wreck

Better public understanding of condition requires greater access to digital images

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Diary of an art historian

The reproduction fee hustle

Museums’ licensing demands are a pernicious tax on scholarship