Free as a bird: Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s, First Flight (2015)

The sepia tone of the printing ink used in First Flight, a set of ten etchings of male heads recently acquired by the Fitzwilliam Museum by British artist, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, brings to mind the rich warmth of an old master drawing or an old photograph. Disparate references and associations are common in Yiadom-Boakye’s work and such diversity – created in… Read full article

What’s New? Recent additions to the Department of Paintings, Drawings and Prints at the Fitzwilliam

One of the many exciting and interesting aspects of being a museum curator is the opportunity to enhance and develop the collections by acquiring new works of art. You may have heard about the Fitzwilliam Museum’s intriguing recent acquisition of Jean-Léon Gérôme’s (1824-1904) striking portrait of his brother Claude-Armand, painted around 1848, which involved a significant public fundraising campaign; but… Read full article