"The Fries Museum’s exhibition Alma-Tadema – Classical Charm will go on a journey through Europe. This exhibition about the great 19th-century painter can be viewed in the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden from 1 October 2016 to 7 February 2017. After this, it travels to the prestigious Belvedere in Vienna and then to Leighton House Museum in London, the city where Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema enjoyed his greatest international success."
Sam Dean reports on an Alma-Tadema painting that was recently evaluated by the Antiques Roadshow.
"The portrait has been described by the Antiques Roadshow’s pictures expert as one of the “best pictures we have ever seen on theRoadshow in its entire history”, and is believed to have received one of the show’s highest valuations."
Liz Hill reports on the Arts Council of England's intentions to use "Quality Metrics" to determine the quality of art and what the Tate Galleries director thinks about it. We at RAR would love to see quality assessed so objectively but if these are the new guidelines what were they using before?
"The core quality metrics
Self, peer and public:
Concept: it was an interesting idea
Presentation: it was well produced and presented
Distinctiveness: it was different from things I’ve experienced before
Challenge: it was thought-provoking
Captivation: it was absorbing and held my attention