The Art of Melancholy – Heni Talk

Last November I had the great pleasure of recording a condensed lecture of mine for Heni Talks, focusing in on the history and cultural associations of melancholy during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. As part of the lecture I also performed two pieces of lute song, with Soprano Faith Waddell, which brought the theme to…… Continue reading The Art of Melancholy – Heni Talk

Sotheby’s Old Masters Preview

Image; Follower of Caravaggio, The Gamblers, oil on canvas, 175.5 x 236cm. Sotheby’s, London, December 7 2017, lot 190. I’m honoured to be giving a short talk at the upcoming Sotheby’s Old Masters Preview on 1st December 2017. My talk will focus on a painting in their upcoming Day Sale, attributed to a follower of…… Continue reading Sotheby’s Old Masters Preview