Alexander Röstel is Curator of Italian Paintings at the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden.

Dresden from the Right Bank of the Elbe Above the Augustus Bridge (detail; 1747), Bernardo Bellotto.

Bellotto’s views of Dresden tell a tale of two cities

Through the Italian painter’s eyes, the German city became both an idealised version of itself and a surrogate for his native Venice

17 Jul 2021
Horns of plenty – statue of a resting goat, late 1st century AD (body); head attributed to Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598–1680). Torlonia Collection, Rome

A famously private Roman collection finally gets a public outing

The Torlonia marbles make for the greatest private collection of Roman antiquities in existence – and they’re finally on view to the public

5 Feb 2021