David Ekserdjian is Professor of History of Art and Film at the University of Leicester

Lamentation over the Dead Christ (c. 1490/95), Sandro Botticelli.

Florentine painting in full colour

This catalogue of Florentine works in the Alte Pinakothek in Munich sets a new standard

2 Apr 2018
Portrait of a Young Man, (1565–70), Alessandro Allori,

Italian painting takes a bow in northern France

Picardy’s magnificent collections of Italian paintings shine in a series of exhibitions

22 Jul 2017
The new Cabinet d’Arts Graphiques of the Musée Condé at Chantilly

A dazzling new attraction at the Musée Condé at Chantilly

Visitors can finally enjoy the exceptional drawing collection, and explore previously-unseen rooms, in the elegant new Cabinet d’Arts Graphiques

5 Jun 2017

Why it’s time for someone to catalogue Fra Bartolommeo’s drawings

As an exhibition in Rotterdam shows, Fra Bartolommeo draughtsmanship is ravishingly beautiful

9 Jan 2017
Allegory of the Immaculate Conception (detail; 1566), Carlo Portelli.

Never mind the buttocks

An exhibition in Florence finally gives Carlo Portelli the attention he deserves

7 Apr 2016

Tullio Lombardo’s great but forgotten sculptures

A new publication by Anne Markham Schulz pieces together the story of the sculptor’s oeuvre

23 Dec 2015

Fitzwilliam Museum attributes two bronzes to Michelangelo

David Ekserdjian discusses the recent announcement

2 Feb 2015

Review: Baccio Bandinelli at the Bargello

Baccio Bandinelli is arguably the least loved major artist of the Renaissance. This is the ideal opportunity to reconsider his achievement

6 Jun 2014

Outstanding Renaissance and Baroque Bronzes at the Frick Collection

A small but exceptional display of bronzes from the Hill Collection

10 Mar 2014