Completing many paintings and drawings, before, during, and after my student years, I became increasingly fascinated by art history. The characters and political intrigues associated with these artistic movements make far better reading than any modern day soap opera.
I have absorbed hundreds of books and articles (and I do mean hundreds) on every conceivable artistic genre.
This is me in Verona. (p)
My website centres on the Italian Renaissance, (writing about the whole of art history would take up more of a lifetime than I have available to me) but my fascination with all of art history just grows and grows. It is my intention to build further sites in the future, art based of course.
I am not an art historian, however my expertise in art history has been gained over the past 40 years. The most valuable lesson is that you never stop learning, there is always something that will surprise and delight.
I have visited galleries in the major cities; Paris Louvre; National Gallery London; Vatican Rome; Amsterdam's Van Gough and Rembrandt museum's; The Picasso museum in Barcelona; The Salvador Dali exhibition at the Tate in Liverpool. Let's not forget Florence, the whole city is an art gallery and it also boasts the Uffizi.