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Rosalind Ormiston

Hans Holbein, an outsider at the Tudor Court

Virtually unknown on arrival in England, the painter used his contacts – as well as his talent – to rise through Henry VIII’s court

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The secret history of a bloody nose: the horrific origins of Le Nez by Giacometti

There are many interpretations of its meaning. Are we witness to a dark memory, a sexual desire or a surrealist Pinocchio?

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The mysteries of a study in satire

Is The Ugly Duchess a work of misogyny, a portrait of deformity or the mocking of an aristocrat? Or all three?

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Jacobus Vrel: Searching for the father of Vermeer

The genius of a mysterious and overlooked painter is revealed at a new exhibition in The Hague

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