Bernard Berenson

‘A Connoisseur’ by Thomas Rowlandson

It’s time to rehabilitate the art connoisseur

18 August 2018 9:00 am

Many art historians have written their own story of the making of an aesthete: Ruskin, Berenson and Kenneth Clark to…

Leonardo da Vinci: ‘La Belle Ferronière’ 1495–1499 (Musée de Louvre, Paris) and (left) Follower of Leonardo da Vinci: ‘La Belle Ferronière’ c. before 1750 (Private Collection)

Museum curators and art forgers are two of a kind: they’re both vain and self-deluded

16 May 2015 9:00 am

Louis the Decorator and his chums in the antiques trade use the word ‘airport’ adjectivally and disparagingly. It signifies industrially…