At 5:30 a.m. on 18 March 1778, John Soane (1753–1837) set off on a long journey to Italy. The two years he spent on the Grand Tour were to be the most formative of his career. Arriving first in Rome, Soane headed south to Naples, Pompeii and Paestum, and then north to Mantua, Parma, Vicenza, Padua and Venice among other places. For the young architect, as for many others before and after him, the experience of studying at first hand so many of the buildings he had previously known only from images and written accounts was a revelation. It was not simply the things that Soane saw that stayed with him, however, but also the people he met, among whom none was more influential than the architect-draughtsman Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720–78).
Giorgio Morandi: Various Objects on a Table (1931)
- by Paul Coldwell
- Artist Paul Coldwell on a still life by Giorgio Morandi
Paul Coldwell: Temporarily Accessioned
- by Stephan Doering
- On Paul Coldwell's work "Temporarily Accessioned"
Picturing the Invisible Fabric of the Human Body
- by Adam Gibson and Tabitha Tuckett
- Adam Gibson and Tabitha Tuckett analyze the work of Andreas Vesalius
- by Roger Kneebone
- Surgeon Roger Kneebone examines the depiction of medical care in Barbara Hepworth’s Concourse 2 (1948)
On Louise Bourgeois’ The Reticent Child and Shame
- by Tanja Staechler and Phineas Jennings
- Tanja Staehler and Phineas Jennings on Louise Bourgeois