old masters

Pieter Brueghel the Younger’s ‘The Payment of Tithes’ is a satirical caricature of the legal profession. In this episode of Anatomy of an Artwork, discover what it tells us about Brueghel’s…

Formally trained as a classic painter, British artist Hugo Wilson borrows images and techniques from Old Masters to create dramatic new works.
Vermeer and his contemporaries layered their paintings of domestic life with different meanings and interpretations. In this video, art critic Alastair Sooke and our specialist Maja Markovic take a…
Painted in 1996, David Hockney's "30 Sunflowers" is a bold and luscious still life of contemporary times. In this episode of Sotheby's Expert Voices, discover how Hockney was inspired to paint "30…
What do we mean when we call an artwork a MASTERPIECE? Who decides which art becomes one? And what artists make them?
The William Blake Gallery is only the second-ever gallery devoted to the artwork of the radical, visionary printmaker from the Romantic period, William Blake (1757-1827).

TEFAF Maastricht is widely regarded as the world’s premier fair for fine art, antiques and design. Featuring over 275 prestigious dealers from 20 countries, TEFAF Maastricht is a showcase for the…

Our exhibition explores the art historical influences behind Dolce&Gabbana’s Alta Moda, Alta Gioielleria and Alta Sartoria collections.