Grant Lewis is the Milein Cosman curator of ‘Late Michelangelo’ at the British Museum.

What Handel liked to hang on his walls

Three hundred years after the composer moved into his London townhouse, what does the art collection he amassed there tell us about his music?

27 Apr 2023
by Giorgio Vasari

The vanished collection of Giorgio Vasari

Giorgio Vasari’s famous collection of Renaissance drawings was dispersed after his death, and scholars have been trying track down its contents for centuries

3 Jan 2023
Michelangelo in his studio, visited by Pope Julius II

Why did Renaissance artists steal each other’s drawings?

The monetary value of preparatory studies was slight in the Renaissance – but for the ideas they contained, they were worth their weight in gold

8 Jun 2022