The Mystery of the Twin Leonardos

If you’ve been to both the National Gallery in London and the Louvre in Paris, you might have noticed that Leonardo painted a twin set of paintings.

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La Dolce Vita, A Perfect Roman Holiday

Just like I wrote practically a mini love letter to Paris, I could also write one to Rome. These European cities are so beautiful, and it is helped completely by the way they are enshrined in literature, film and other forms of popular culture.

Michelangelo in Rome

Rome wasn’t built in a day, so the saying goes. The classical sits beside the modern, the Renaissance holds hands with the ancients; and who better to explore from the Renaissance than Michelangelo.

The Birth of Modern Life at the d’Orsay

In the nineteenth century, Paris became the city of modernity. But art, it seemed, needed to catch up – and Baudelaire’s call for artists to paint modern life is truly evident at the d’Orsay.