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The popularity of exhibitions such as ‘Charles I: King and Collector’ at the Royal Academy is a reminder of just how large and enthusiastic an audience still exists for Old Master paintings. But in the 21st century, when fewer people than ever can tell a Saint Roch from a Saint Augustine, or distinguish the period of a painting from its drapery alone, how many of us have the specialist knowledge that allows for a profound appreciation of the Old Masters? How would our understanding of paintings change if we knew more about their condition, or the history of their display, or how their market value has fluctuated historically? And how would we set out to gain such knowledge? 

Those are some of questions that Thomas Marks puts to Chantal Brotherton-Ratcliffe in a new podcast sponsored by Sotheby’s Institute of Art. Brotherton-Ratcliffe is an expert on Old Master paintings who has been teaching at Sotheby’s Institute of Art since 1989, and currently teaches on the MA Fine and Decorative Art and Design in London. In the podcast, she makes the case for how important it is to teach connoisseurial skills, and some of the more unusual methods that she has adopted for doing so. Listen to the podcast now to find out why ‘if you haven’t drawn it, you haven’t seen it’, and why you really ought to wear sunglasses next time you stand in front of a Caravaggio painting.

Presented by Thomas Marks

Direct download: apollosotherbysV3.mp3
Category:art -- posted at: 7:41am EDT

With Amanda Levete of Amanda Levete Architects (AL_A), who designed the Exhibition Road Quarter at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London

Presented by Thomas Marks

Direct download: apollovanda.mp3
Category:art -- posted at: 3:59am EDT

With Charles Saumarez Smith, Secretary and Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Arts, London, and author of East London (Thames & Hudson) 

Presented by Thomas Marks

Direct download: apolloeastlondon.mp3
Category:art -- posted at: 6:13am EDT

With Adam Lowe, founder of the Factum Foundation for Digital Technology in Conservation

 

Presented by Thomas Marks

Direct download: apolloadamlowe.mp3
Category:art -- posted at: 9:19am EDT

With Idris Khan

Presented by Thomas Marks

Direct download: apolloidriskhan.mp3
Category:art -- posted at: 5:11am EDT

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