Andrew Graham-Dixon Art critic, journalist, TV presenter, author, lecturer and educationalist.
Andrew Graham-Dixon Art critic, journalist, TV presenter, author, lecturer and educationalist.
Renaissance

Divine in the detail
Date: 03-03-2013
Owning Institution: National Gallery
“Bronze”, at The Royal Academy
Date: 23-09-2012
Owning Institution: Royal Academy
Divine to difficult
Date: 18-12-2011
Owning Institution:
The genius of Leonardo
Date: 13-11-2011
Owning Institution: National Gallery
The genius of Leonardo
Date: 13-11-2011
Owning Institution: National Gallery
The mystery of the two Madonnas.
Date: 23-10-2011
Owning Institution: National Gallery
The mystery of the two Madonnas.
Date: 23-10-2011
Owning Institution: National Gallery
Devotion by Design
Date: 17-07-2011
Owning Institution: National Gallery
All the hits and more
Date: 26-09-2010
Owning Institution: Royal Academy
All the hits and more
Date: 26-09-2010
Owning Institution: Royal Academy
Close Examination
Date: 04-07-2010
Owning Institution: National Gallery
“Fra Angelico to Leonardo: Italian Renaissance Drawings” at the British Museum
Date: 21-04-2010
Owning Institution: British Museum
“Love and Marriage in Renaissance Florence” at the Courtauld Galleries.
Date: 26-04-2009
Owning Institution: The Courtauld Institute
Andrea Palladio at the Royal Academy
Date: 01-02-2009
Owning Institution: The Royal Academy
Save Titian's Diana and Actaeon
Date: 30-11-2008
Owning Institution: National Gallery
Save Titian's Diana and Actaeon
Date: 30-11-2008
Owning Institution: National Gallery
"Renaissance Faces" at the National Gallery
Date: 19-10-2008
Owning Institution: National Gallery, London
"Renaissance Faces" at the National Gallery
Date: 19-10-2008
Owning Institution: National Gallery, London
Autumn preview of exhibitions in London and Paris 2008
Date: 07-09-2008
Owning Institution:
“Lucas Cranach” at The Royal Academy Sackler Galleries
Date: 09-03-2008
Owning Institution: The Royal Academy
German Stained Glass at the National Gallery
Date: 09-12-2007
Owning Institution: National Gallery
Renaissance Siena: Art for a Renaissance City a the National Gallery
Date: 14-10-2007
Owning Institution: National Gallery
Renaissance Siena: Art for a Renaissance City a the National Gallery
Date: 14-10-2007
Owning Institution: National Gallery
Temptation in Eden: Lucas Cranach’s Adam and Eve, at the Courtauld Institute of Art Gallery
Date: 22-07-2007
Temptation in Eden: Lucas Cranach’s Adam and Eve, at the Courtauld Institute of Art Gallery
Date: 22-07-2007
“A New World” at The British Museum
Date: 01-04-2007
Owning Institution: The British Museum
The Parrot in Art at the Barber Institute, Birmingham
Date: 18-03-2007
Owning Institution: The Barber Institute
Tintoretto at The Prado Museum, Madrid
Date: 04-02-2007
Owning Institution: The Prado Museum
Tintoretto at The Prado Museum, Madrid
Date: 04-02-2007
Owning Institution: The Prado Museum
Holbein in England at Tate Britain 2006
Date: 01-10-2006
Owning Institution: Tate Britain
Holbein in England at Tate Britain 2006
Date: 01-10-2006
Owning Institution: Tate Britain
Leonardo da Vinci: Experiment and Design at the V & A
Date: 17-09-2006
Leonardo da Vinci: Experiment and Design at the V & A
Date: 17-09-2006
Bellini and the East at The National Gallery 2006
Date: 16-04-2006
Bellini and the East at The National Gallery 2006
Date: 16-04-2006
Michelangelo’s Drawings at The British Museum
Date: 19-03-2006
Owning Institution: The British Museum, London
Michelangelo’s Drawings at The British Museum
Date: 19-03-2006
Owning Institution: The British Museum, London
Self-Portrait: Renaissance to Contemporary at The National Portrait Gallery 2005
Date: 23-10-2005
Owning Institution: National Gallery
The Cambridge Illuminations at The Fitzwilliam Museum and Cambridge University Library 2005
Date: 04-09-2005
Owning Institution: Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
ITP 279: The Death of Actaeon by Titian
Date: 04-09-2005
Owning Institution: The National Gallery
The advantages of displaying sculpture alongside paintings at the National Gallery
Date: 28-08-2005
Owning Institution: The National Gallery, London
The advantages of displaying sculpture alongside paintings at the National Gallery
Date: 28-08-2005
Owning Institution: The National Gallery, London
ITP 273: The Family of Jan Bruegel the Elder by Peter Paul Rubens
Date: 24-07-2005
Owning Institution: The Courtauld Galleries
Paintings for the Planet King at the Prado Museum, Madrid 2005
Date: 24-07-2005
Owning Institution: The Prado, Madrid
ITP 268: The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo
Date: 19-06-2005
Owning Institution: The Vatican Museums
ITP 268: The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo
Date: 19-06-2005
Owning Institution: The Vatican Museums
ITP 265: The Visitation by Jacopo Pontormo
Date: 29-05-2005
Owning Institution: Carmignano, Pieve di San Michele
ITP 265: The Visitation by Jacopo Pontormo
Date: 29-05-2005
Owning Institution: Carmignano, Pieve di San Michele
ITP 263: Pentecost by El Greco
Date: 15-05-2005
Owning Institution: The Prado
ITP 263: Pentecost by El Greco
Date: 15-05-2005
Owning Institution: The Prado
ITP 260: St Mark preaching in Alexandri by Gentile and Giovanni Bellini
Date: 24-04-2005
Owning Institution: Pinacoteca di Brera
ITP 260: St Mark preaching in Alexandri by Gentile and Giovanni Bellini
Date: 24-04-2005
Owning Institution: Pinacoteca di Brera
New Portrait Miniatures Gallery, at The Victoria and Albert Museum
Date: 20-03-2005
Owning Institution: Victoria and Albert Museum
Caravaggio: The Final Years at The National Gallery
Date: 27-02-2005
Owning Institution: National Gallery
Caravaggio: The Final Years at The National Gallery
Date: 27-02-2005
Owning Institution: National Gallery
Compton Verney in Warwickshire, A New(ish) Museum in England 2005
Date: 16-01-2005
Owning Institution: Compton Verney
ITP 242: The Alba Madonna, by Raphael
Date: 19-12-2004
Owning Institution:
ITP 242: The Alba Madonna, by Raphael
Date: 19-12-2004
Owning Institution:
“Medieval and Renaissance Stained Glass” at Sam Fogg
Date: 12-12-2004
Owning Institution: Sam Fogg
ITP 235: Martin and Katharina Luther by Lucas Cranach
Date: 31-10-2004
Owning Institution: Museo Pezzo Poldi
Raphael : From Urbino to Rome at the National Gallery 2004
Date: 24-10-2004
Owning Institution: The National Gallery
Depth of Field: The Place of Relief in the Time of Donatello, at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
Date: 26-09-2004
Owning Institution: Victoria and Albert Museum
Depth of Field: The Place of Relief in the Time of Donatello, at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
Date: 26-09-2004
Owning Institution: Victoria and Albert Museum
“Jan Steen: Paintings from the Golden Age”, at the Rijksmuseum Schipol 2004
Date: 05-09-2004
Owning Institution: Rijksmusem
ITP 227: The Harvesters by Pieter Bruegel
Date: 29-08-2004
Owning Institution: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
“The Age of Titian”, at the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
Date: 08-08-2004
Owning Institution: National Galleries of Scotland
“The Age of Titian”, at the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
Date: 08-08-2004
Owning Institution: National Galleries of Scotland
ITP 222: St Christopher by an anonymous artist
Date: 25-07-2004
Owning Institution: Norton Priory
ITP 220: The Librarian by Giuseppe Arcimboldo
Date: 11-07-2004
Owning Institution: Skokloster Slott
ITP 216: The Miracle of the Speaking Babe by Titian
Date: 13-06-2004
Owning Institution: Scoletta di Sant’Antonio
ITP 216: The Miracle of the Speaking Babe by Titian
Date: 13-06-2004
Owning Institution: Scoletta di Sant’Antonio
ITP 212: Laocoon by El Greco
Date: 16-05-2004
Owning Institution: National Gallery of Art
ITP 211: Saint Lucy by Francesco del Cossa
Date: 09-05-2004
Owning Institution: National Gallery of Art
ITP 208: St George by Donatello
Date: 18-04-2004
Owning Institution: The Bargello
ITP 208: St George by Donatello
Date: 18-04-2004
Owning Institution: The Bargello
Art from Islamic Lands, at the Hermitage Rooms; Durer and the Virgin, at the National Gallery
Date: 04-04-2004
Owning Institution: State Hermitage Museum.
ITP 206: The Descent from the Cross by Rogier van der Weyden
Date: 04-04-2004
Owning Institution:
ITP 204: A Young Hare by Albrecht Durer
Date: 21-03-2004
Owning Institution: The Drawings Collection of the Albertina
Major Rubens Exhibition at the Palais des Beaux Arts, Lille 2004
Date: 07-03-2004
Owning Institution: Palais des Beaux Arts, Lille
El Greco at the National Gallery 2004
Date: 15-02-2004
Owning Institution: National Gallery
ITP 196: The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian by Antonio and Piero del Pollaiuolo
Date: 18-01-2004
Owning Institution: The National Gallery
Vermeer and Tracy Chevalier's
Date: 18-01-2004
Owning Institution: The Mauritshuis, The Hague
ITP 196: The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian by Antonio and Piero del Pollaiuolo
Date: 18-01-2004
Owning Institution: The National Gallery
Review of “Rubens Display” at the National Gallery
Date: 11-01-2004
Owning Institution: National Gallery
ITP 192: The Nativity by Tintoretto
Date: 21-12-2003
Owning Institution: The Scuola di San Rocco
ITP 181: The Forest Fire by Piero di Cosimo
Date: 05-10-2003
Owning Institution: The Ashmolean
ITP 167: The Arnolfini Marriage by Jan Van Eyck
Date: 29-06-2003
Owning Institution: The National Gallery
ITP 159: The Nativity of the Virgin by Domenico Ghirlandaio
Date: 04-05-2003
Owning Institution: Santa Maria Novella
ITP 157: The Resurrection by Piero della Francesca
Date: 20-04-2003
Owning Institution:
ITP 157: The Resurrection by Piero della Francesca
Date: 20-04-2003
Owning Institution:
ITP 155: Malik Iraj Captures Umar and Places Him Bound on a Tall Pillar; Umayyar deceives Iraj, and Frees Umar at Night, illustration from the Hamzanama
Date: 06-04-2003
Owning Institution: Victoria & Albert Museum
ITP 150: The Fight Between Carnival and Lent by Pieter Bruegel the Elder
Date: 02-03-2003
Owning Institution: The Kunsthistorisches Museum
ITP 144: Melencolia I, by Albrecht Durer
Date: 19-01-2003
Owning Institution: British Museum
ITP 144: Melencolia I, by Albrecht Durer
Date: 19-01-2003
Owning Institution: British Museum
ITP 140: Nativity at Night by Geertgen tot Sint Jans
Date: 22-12-2002
Owning Institution: The National Gallery
ITP 136: Christ Driving the Traders from the Temple by El Greco
Date: 24-11-2002
Owning Institution: The National Gallery
ITP 130: Bacchus and Ariadne by Titian
Date: 13-10-2002
Owning Institution: The National Gallery
ITP 130: Bacchus and Ariadne by Titian
Date: 13-10-2002
Owning Institution: The National Gallery
ITP 109: Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci
Date: 19-05-2002
Owning Institution: The Louvre
ITP 109: Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci
Date: 19-05-2002
Owning Institution: The Louvre
ITP 105: Hercules Slaying Antaeus by Antonio Pollaiuolo
Date: 21-04-2002
Owning Institution: The Uffizi Gallery
ITP 105: Hercules Slaying Antaeus by Antonio Pollaiuolo
Date: 21-04-2002
Owning Institution: The Uffizi Gallery
ITP 103: River Landscape with Cows by Albert Cuyp
Date: 07-04-2002
Owning Institution: National Gallery of Art
ITP 102: The Resurrection by Giovanni Bellini
Date: 31-03-2002
Owning Institution: Gemaldegalerie, Berlin
ITP 102: The Resurrection by Giovanni Bellini
Date: 31-03-2002
Owning Institution: Gemaldegalerie, Berlin
ITP 99: A River God by Giambologna
Date: 10-03-2002
Owning Institution: Victoria & Albert Museum, London
ITP 99: A River God by Giambologna
Date: 10-03-2002
Owning Institution: Victoria & Albert Museum, London
ITP 95: Allegory of Venus and Cupid, by Bronzino
Date: 10-02-2002
Owning Institution: The National Gallery, London
ITP 95: Allegory of Venus and Cupid, by Bronzino
Date: 10-02-2002
Owning Institution: The National Gallery, London
ITP 91: Elizabeth I: The Rainbow Portrait attributed to Isaac Oliver
Date: 13-01-2002
Owning Institution: Hatfield House
ITP 90: The Adoration of the Kings by Jan Gossaert, also called Mabuse
Date: 06-01-2002
Owning Institution: The National Gallery, London
ITP 88: The Botti Madonna by Andrea del Sarto
Date: 23-12-2001
Owning Institution: Private Collection
ITP 88: The Botti Madonna by Andrea del Sarto
Date: 23-12-2001
Owning Institution: Private Collection
ITP 84: Two Figures Wrestling, with Referee, Anonymous Japanese craftsman
Date: 25-11-2001
Owning Institution: Mikami Shrine, Shiga Prefecture, Japan.
ITP 83: A Man Against a Background of Flames, attributed to Isaac Oliver
Date: 18-11-2001
Owning Institution: Victoria and Albert Museum
ITP 77: The Room of the Horses at the Palazzo Te, by Giulio Romano
Date: 07-10-2001
Owning Institution: The Palazzo del Te, Mantua
ITP 77: The Room of the Horses at the Palazzo Te, by Giulio Romano
Date: 07-10-2001
Owning Institution: The Palazzo del Te, Mantua
ITP 74: Autumn by Giuseppe Arcimboldo
Date: 16-09-2001
Owning Institution: The Louvre, Paris.
ITP 72: Parts of The Pisa Polyptych by Masaccio
Date: 02-09-2001
Owning Institution: The National Gallery.
ITP 72: Parts of The Pisa Polyptych by Masaccio
Date: 02-09-2001
Owning Institution: The National Gallery.
ITP 61: Titus by Rembrandt van Rijn
Date: 17-06-2001
Owning Institution: The Wallace Collection, London.
ITP 53: St George and the Dragon, by Paolo Uccello
Date: 22-04-2001
Owning Institution: The National Gallery, London
ITP 53: St George and the Dragon, by Paolo Uccello
Date: 22-04-2001
Owning Institution: The National Gallery, London
ITP 51: Christ’s Entry into Jerusalem, by Duccio di Buoninsegna
Date: 08-04-2001
Owning Institution: Opera del Duomo, Siena
ITP 51: Christ’s Entry into Jerusalem, by Duccio di Buoninsegna
Date: 08-04-2001
Owning Institution: Opera del Duomo, Siena
ITP 49: Three Boys Playing Dice, by Bartolome Esteban Murillo
Date: 25-03-2001
Owning Institution: Munich, Alte Pinakothek
ITP 48: Illustration to Dante’s Inferno, Canto XXXI, by Sandro Botticelli
Date: 18-03-2001
Owning Institution: Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett.
ITP 46: The Vision of St Augustine, by Vittore Carpaccio
Date: 04-03-2001
Owning Institution: Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni, Venice
ITP 46: The Vision of St Augustine, by Vittore Carpaccio
Date: 04-03-2001
Owning Institution: Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni, Venice
ITP 41: Krishna with the Cowgirls, Anonymous
Date: 28-01-2001
Owning Institution: The British Museum, London,
ITP 36: The Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child, by Sandro Botticelli
Date: 24-12-2000
ITP 36: The Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child, by Sandro Botticelli
Date: 24-12-2000
ITP 35: Drawings of a Flying Machine, by Leonardo da Vinci
Date: 17-12-2000
ITP 33: Stories of St Nicholas, by Ambrogio Lorenzetti
Date: 03-12-2000
Owning Institution: Uffizi Gallery, Florence
ITP 33: Stories of St Nicholas, by Ambrogio Lorenzetti
Date: 03-12-2000
Owning Institution: Uffizi Gallery, Florence
ITP 30: The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, by Hubert and Jan van Eyck
Date: 12-11-2000
Owning Institution: St Bavo's Cathedral, Ghent
ITP 25: St Francis Receiving the Stigmata, by Giotto di Bondone
Date: 08-10-2000
Owning Institution: Louvre, France
ITP 25: St Francis Receiving the Stigmata, by Giotto di Bondone
Date: 08-10-2000
Owning Institution: Louvre, France
ITP 21: Man Pulling Face, detail of Satirical Diptych by an anonymous Flemish artist, circa 1520
Date: 10-09-2000
Owning Institution: Hayward Gallery
ITP 1: Noli me Tangere, by Titian
Date: 23-04-2000
Owning Institution: The National Gallery, London
ITP 1: Noli me Tangere, by Titian
Date: 23-04-2000
Owning Institution: The National Gallery, London
Duccio’s Maesta
Date: 30-11-1999
Owning Institution:
Publication: Sunday Telegraph Features
Subject: Renaissance
Alfred Munnings
Date: 30-11-1999
Owning Institution:
The Genius of Rome
Date: 30-11-1999
Owning Institution:
Publication: Sunday Telegraph Features
Subject: Renaissance
Vermeer and the School of Delft
Date: 30-11-1999
Owning Institution:
Writing to Vermeer
Date: 30-11-1999
Owning Institution:
Publication: Talk
Subject: 20th Century Renaissance
Raphael at the National Gallery
Date: 30-11-1999
Owning Institution:
The virgin rebirth
Date: 05-07-1997
Owning Institution: National Gallery
Traces of greatness
Date: 22-10-1996
Owning Institution: Victoria and Albert Museum
Traces of greatness
Date: 22-10-1996
Owning Institution: Victoria and Albert Museum
Alphabet; TEN YEARS IN THE ARTS
Date: 11-10-1996
Owning Institution:
Alphabet; TEN YEARS IN THE ARTS
Date: 11-10-1996
Owning Institution:
Visions of the apocalypse
Date: 06-08-1996
Owning Institution: National Gallery
Under the axe
Date: 16-04-1996
Owning Institution: St Mary's Priory Church
The Louvre's lesson for London
Date: 01-11-1994
Owning Institution: Louvre
The Louvre's lesson for London
Date: 01-11-1994
Owning Institution: Louvre
Anatomy of a genius
Date: 25-10-1994
Owning Institution: National Gallery
Anatomy of a genius
Date: 25-10-1994
Owning Institution: National Gallery
The Painted Page
Date: 21-10-1994
Owning Institution: Royal Academy
The Painted Page
Date: 21-10-1994
Owning Institution: Royal Academy
Dreamer of dreams
Date: 31-05-1994
Owning Institution:
Dreamer of dreams
Date: 31-05-1994
Owning Institution:
The naked face
Date: 22-02-1994
Owning Institution: National Portrait Gallery
The naked face
Date: 22-02-1994
Owning Institution: National Portrait Gallery
Try this for sheer size
Date: 30-11-1993
Owning Institution: The Louvre
Believe, or burn in hell for ever and ever
Date: 11-05-1993
Owning Institution: National Gallery
The sacrament of holy oils
Date: 23-02-1993
Owning Institution: National Gallery
The sacrament of holy oils
Date: 23-02-1993
Owning Institution: National Gallery
The not so dumb animals
Date: 22-12-1992
Owning Institution: National Gallery
The not so dumb animals
Date: 22-12-1992
Owning Institution: National Gallery
Painting over the past
Date: 03-11-1992
Painting over the past
Date: 03-11-1992
Say it with flowers, pick the rose.
Date: 01-09-1992
Owning Institution: Serpentine Gallery
Making an Honest Woman
Date: 28-04-1992
Owning Institution: National Gallery
Corridors of power
Date: 07-04-1992
Owning Institution:
Art of Stone
Date: 21-01-1992
Owning Institution: Royal Academy
On a wing and a prayer
Date: 28-12-1991
Owning Institution:
Lines of Thought
Date: 01-10-1991
Owning Institution: South Bank
Paint and Saints Alive
Date: 09-07-1991
Owning Institution: National Gallery
Darkness in a Frame
Date: 15-01-1991
Owning Institution: Accademia Italiana
Shows Must Go On.
Date: 31-12-1990
Owning Institution:
Hanging in the balance
Date: 10-07-1990
Owning Institution: The National Gallery
Publication:
Subject: 16th Century Renaissance
Artists under the influence
Date: 10-10-1989
Owning Institution:
Monkey business
Date: 22-08-1989
Owning Institution: National Gallery of Scotland
Drawing Analogies
Date: 31-01-1989
Owning Institution: Hayward Gallery
A deal about pictures, or glory?
Date: 30-06-1988
Owning Institution: Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
A deal about pictures, or glory?
Date: 30-06-1988
Owning Institution: Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
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"Andrew Graham-Dixon is the leading British art critic..."
Robert Hughes

"Andrew Graham-Dixon is the dean of art critics."
A.A. Gill, the Sunday Times

"There is always something that cheers and invigorates - something that makes the reader feel more intelligent and alive."
Anthony Quinn, in the Observer.

"The pleasure is in the ideas. They fairly steam long... Graham-Dixon gets them over skilfully and succinctly without ever getting bogged down or self-conscious."
Matthew Collings, in the Independent on Sunday

"Andrew Graham-Dixon's range is unusually wide, his prose style so supple and his analysis of artists and their work so absorbing that the reader begins by being enthralled and ends by being enriched. How is this achieved? Generally, each piece begins with a description of a particular work of art in which the chief characteristics of the artist are revealed and then held up for re-examination in a wider context, invariably leading to fresh insights or reinterpretations... As a critic he is remarkably self-effacing,reserving the space for opinions on art and artists as opposed to displays of irascibility or bouts of petulance...  Then there is his irreverent sense of humour. For example, Boucher and Fragonard are described as 'painters of airborne brothels' and Giacometti's fuigures are introduced as 'graduates of one of the most punishing physical regimes of modern times: the Alberto Giacometti Total Fitness Programme'. Yet such asides are soon abandoned for passages of sustained prose that often have the plangency of a meditation, only to be brought to a sudden halt by a startling epigram. Many of these last are brilliant apercus that are both memorable and instructive..."
Christopher Lloyd, Surveyor of the Queen's Pictures, in The Daily Express

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