A Shared Heritage: Carpet Weaving in Turkey and Greece. When I purchased an upright Turkish carpet loom in Athens in the nineteen-seventies, I was aware that I was following in the footsteps of a tradition that had been handed down from generation to generation with hardly any change over a few centuries. In 1972, I […]Read More
Strolling through Athens: The Tower of the Winds. One of my greatest loves is to walk through antiquity when there’s hardly anyone about, which usually means siesta time or the early hours of the morning in the Mediterranean. It doesn’t matter which season either. Each one has a unique mood. There are many walks in […]Read More
A LITERARY WORLD: WWII The Darkest Hour. An Interview with John R. McKay Ten bestselling historical fiction authors have come together to give you a glimpse of the invisible side of WWII – the Resistance. Royalties from this book will be donated United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC. I am proud to announce […]Read More
Artemisia Gentileschi: Libertine and Painter of the Italian Baroque. In 1916 the Italian art critic, Roberto Longhi, described Artemisia Gentileschi as “the only woman in Italy who ever knew about painting, colouring, drawing, and other fundamentals” and an ealier 19th century critic commented on Artemisia’s Magdalene stating, “no one would have imagined that it was […]Read More
Blog 66: 17/04/2018 The Renaissance Artist, Sofonisba Anguissola: A Successful Woman in a Man’s World.
The Renaissance Artist, Sofonisba Anguissola: A Successful Woman in a Man’s World. As someone who has spent their working life in the arts, many people ask which is my favourite era. It’s a hard question to answer because they are all constitute an important part of civilisation. If I had to narrow it down, I […]Read More
Marchesa Luisa Casati Stampa di Soncino: A Living Work of Art. The art world abounds with eccentrics: indeed, it thrives on them, even more so if they have lots of money to splash around. The Marchesa Luisa Adele Rosa Maria Casati Stampa di Soncino (1881-1957) was one such woman. Besides having an extraordinarily impressive name, […]Read More