Category Archives: Neues Museum Berlin

‘Contour Scribes – Drawing in Ancient Egypt’

I had been looking forward to seeing the exhibition Contour Scribes – Drawing in Ancient Egypt at the Cinquantenaire Museum in Brussels on this autumn. This is a lovely museum that I used to visit regularly, drawing from its collection … Continue reading

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Ancient, yet so Modern – Roman Mummy Portraits from Hawara

Our earliest painted representations of the human face are the remarkable Roman Mummy Portraits found at Hawara and other sites in the Fayoum region of Egypt. These striking portraits dating from the first century AD are hauntingly beautiful and the … Continue reading

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Inspirations from Berlin

This Autumn I was lucky to be able to spend a few days in Berlin absorbing some amazing and inspiring paintings and sculpture. Not since a whirlwind visit around the wonderful Galleries of Vienna had I had such an opportunity … Continue reading

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