Not Of An Age, But For All Time

Portrait of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, the poet and playwright, started his career as an “upstart crow” but ended it 25 years later having produced a body of work so cosmic in its scope that his legacy will last forever.

Baroque Painter Invented the Selfie?

"Life etches itself onto our faces as we grow older, showing our violence, excesses or kindnesses." - Rembrandt

Some say mischievously that Rembrandt ‘invented’ the selfie because of his prolific output of self-portraits. In addition to a huge and varied oeuvre, the painter chronicled his life in the 17th century Dutch Republic through a series of nearly 100 self-portraits. Flicking through them, chronologically, is like watching a time-lapse video of the aging and changing process. It shows that, despite the many and various reversals he suffered, Rembrandt was true to a lifelong artistic vision.