dulwich picture gallery challenges art lovers to spot the fake

London gallery will hang replica by Chinese studio alongside genuine Old Masters and ask public to guess odd one out {via The Guardian, Maev Kennedy, Monday 12 January 2015} The Dulwich picture gallery is to set the public, and any art critics with the nerve, a potentially mortifying challenge. A £120 replica of a priceless painting,…

the genius of albrecht dürer revealed in four self-portraits

The German artist Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) was one of the greatest figures of the Northern Renaissance. As a draughtsman and painter, he rivaled his elder contemporary Leonardo Da Vinci, and his masterful woodcuts and engravings of mythical and allegorical scenes made him famous across Europe. In the first half of his life, Dürer made a…