I love looking at pictures, from Bruegel, Rembrandt and Vermeer up to Picasso, Matisse, Van Gogh and beyond. I am particularly keen on the German Expressionists.

If pushed, I would have to say that my all-time no.1 is Jan Vermeer.

My favourite Museums and Art Galleries are :

The National Gallery
The Tate Gallery
both in London

Musée du Louvre
Musée d'Orsay
Musée Picasso
all in Paris

Uffizi (Florence)

Prado (Madrid)

Neue Nationalgalerie
Brücke Museum

all in Berlin

Click on the name to be directed to their website.

*These are only ones I have visited, so don't be offended if your favourite is not included
I will be adding pictures for your pleasure and changing the selection at regular intervals. Use them as an inspiration to visit the museums


Paintings from Stockholm

During my recent visit to the Swedish capital I visited the National Museum and the Modern Museum, both of which contain fine collections of art and sculpture, including works by Rembrandt, Goya, Monet, Manet, Cézanne, Gauguin, Munch, Van Gogh in the National and Warhol, Dali, Picasso, Matisse in the Modern, but I have decided to present a few works by Swedish artists which impressed me. All of the names, apart from Roslin, were unfamiliar to me, so there were some nice surprises in store. Click on a photo for a larger image.

Alexander Roslin's 'Woman with a Veil' is the painting on the National Museum's posters

Siri Derkert

Staffan Hallström

Isaac Grünewald
Dick Bengtsonn
Ernst Josephson
Nils Kreuger
Olle Baertling
Don't know who this was by, but it rather took my fancy!


A few masterpieces from the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, home of the finest collection of Renaissance art in the world. Unfortunately they don't permit photography in the gallery, so I searched out these on the web.

Michelangelo's Doni Tondo, his only 'easel' painting


Leonardo' 'Annunciation'
A Botticelli Madonna
Botticelli 'Adoration of the Magi'
One of the most famous paintings in the world - Botticelli's 'Birth of Venus
Francesco Melzi's 'Leda and the Swan'
Filippo Lippi's 'Madonna and Child with two angels.
Titian's 'Venus of Urbino'
Raphael's 'Madonna of the Goldfinch'


Three favourite sculptures

Michelangelo's 'David', in the Accademia
Donatello's very different interpretation of David, in the Museo Bargello
Michelangelo's 'Pietà', formerly in the Duomo, now in the Duomo Museum