#museumselfie day: Seven artists’ self-portraits

Today is #MuseumSelfie day, where museum-goers are encouraged to have fun by taking selfies in museums. But museums have been home to another kind of selfie for many years: the self-portrait. We’ve selected seven self-portrait paintings to get a sense …


Venus and Cupid

No love is stronger than the love between mother and child. Today, we want to explore the striking connection between Venus and Cupid. It’s a relationship that has been subject of many artworks throughout the centuries, inspiring painters from across Europe. …



Masters of the High Renaissance

Separated by 2,000 kilometres and nearly 250 years, but united by a common birthday (today – 16 July) and a passion for a particular style of painting, today’s blog looks at artists Andrea del Sarto and Joshua Reynolds. Andrea del …