Bronzino, Portrait of a Man holding a Statuette

Art History: Why study it? And what to do with it?

AHA tutor Andy Stewart MacKay on his own experience. Featured painting, Bronzino, Portrait of a Man holding a Statuette (c 1545) Go with alert eyes, a subtle mind and a sympathetic heart Too frequently as an Art History undergraduate (St Andrews University 1998-2002) I...


24 hours in…Sumptuous Siena with AHA Tutor Frankie Dytor

Perhaps less well-known and certainly less visited than its neighbouring city Florence, Siena was founded in antiquity by the two sons of Remus (whose brother, Romulus, founded Rome). I recently spent two glorious weeks there to brush up on my rather non-existent Italian skills. The...




Nude or naked: is there a difference? by AHA Tutor Frankie Dytor

Nude or naked. How many of us really consider there to be any importance in the semantics regarding a person’s lack of clothing? Surely the terms are interchangeable – after all, the English language has multiple words to express singular things, emotions and actions....