Michelangelo: The British Museum drawings

I’ve had the plesure of contributing an expansive, critical essay on Michelangelo’s life and art to a monumentally conceived, high-end compilation volume of the Michelangelo drawings at the British Museum, published by Spanish book afficionados Artika Press. It consists of two volumes, the central one of which includes high-quality, full-size reproductions of all the drawings,…

Sebastiano del Piombo: Caricaturist?

I am continuing my writings about sixteenth-century caricature, grotesque (see also here) and what I’d call proto-cartooning with an article in the anthology Grotesque and Caricature: Leonardo to Bernini, ably edited by Rebecca Norris and Lucia Tantardini and just published by Brill. The article, “Sebastiano’s Caricatural Gesture and the Path to Idealism”, focuses on Sebastiano…

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone! This one I’ve chosen to mark with a picture that’s very special to me: Baldassare Peruzzi’s Nativity, which has recently gone on view at the Ulster Musueum in Belfast. They acquired it last year after it was export stopped by DCMS and I was involved in securing it for the Nation, acting…

Radio Rackham: Må man brænde bøger?

Denne gang dykker vi ned i den ophedede politiske debat omkring den danske regerings lovforslag om at forbyde såkaldt ‘utilbørlig’ omgang med genstande af særlig religiøs betydning (læs: Koranen). Satirehistoriker Dennis Meyhoff Brink argumenterer for, at det er en ny blasfemilovgvining mens tegner Stine Spedsbjerg opsummerer bladtegnernes oplevelse af usikkerhed omkring lovens konsekvenser for satiren…

The Venetian Renaissance at the National Gallery

Over the past months, I’ve been working with colleagues across the National Gallery, particularly my two curatorial colleagues Maria Alambritis and Charlotte Wytema, on a new temporary presentation of a selection of the Gallery’s Venetian paintings from Giovanni Bellini to Titian, roughly. The display was conceived to inaugurate the newly – and beautifully – refurbished…

New articles on Titian, Sebastiano, Michelangelo, Raphael!

I’ve recently had a couple of scholarly articles published in two anthology volumes. I hope you will check them out. One is a treatment, my most comprehensive yet, of Titian’s engagement with reproductive printmaking, from his scattered interactions with printmakers working after his designs and finished works in the earlier parts of his career, his…

Radio Rackham: billeder skabt af kunstig intelligens

Vi er på Radioen med på beatet og har inviteret journalist, podcaster og billedteoretiker Torben Sangild i studiet til en snak om et af sommerens hotte emner, den potentielt paradigmenskiftende opståen af billeder skabt af kunstig intelligens, først og fremmest tjenesterne DALL-E 3 og Midjourney. Vi får snakket praktik, etik og fremtiden. Lyt og læs…

Efter København i Informeren

I dagens udgave af Information kan man læse min anmeldelse af Christian Skovgaards overrumplende tegneserie Efter København, udgivet for nylig af forlaget Forlæns. Hermed et uddrag af anmeldelsen: …Skovgaards fejende flotte arkitekturvandring gennem den faldne by, fra Vestervold ind over Dronning Louises Bro til Nørreport, Rådhuspladsen og Slotsholmen, efterfulgt af Christianshavn, Islands Brygge og til…