Rosalind Ormiston

I am an art & architectural historian, arts & travel writer with many books published on art movements, such as Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and the Dutch Golden Age (not a movement but...) And, artists including the fabulous Dutch painters Hieronymus Bosch, Johannes Vermeer, Vincent van Gogh and Rembrandt van Rijn; the Renaissance Masters: Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo; plus the uniquely talented Paul Gauguin, William Morris, Egon Schiele and Edward Hopper. I love writing books, and features.

Vermeer & The Dutch Masters, published by Flame Tree Publishing 30 August 2018




YESMILANO! was launched in Milan on 3rd December, a new portal for visitors to the city and the Lombardy region. Milan is a city of phenomenal attractions to visitors including art, fashion,opera, architecture, food, and much more. I aim to travel to Milan in 2019 for Leonardo500 with the reopening of the Sala delle Asse (room of wooden boards),  painted by Leonardo da Vinci in Castello Sforzesco. It reopens on 2 May 2019, the exact date of the 500th anniversary of his death.


Looking ahead, 2019 is REMBRANDT350, marking 350 years since the death of Rembrandt van Rijn. Many exhibitions to see.  'Rembrandt and Saskia: Love in the Dutch Golden Age' is at the Fries Museum, Leeuwarden.  Exhibition runs until 17 March 2019. Rembrandt's drawing of himself and his wife Saskia (on carousel), is from the exhibition. Many more to follow, including at the Rijskmuseum (February) and Dulwich Picture Gallery (October). 


LEONARDO500 - is to be celebrated in 2019. I came across the 'Leonardo da Vinci' rose (on the carousel) during a 6-day press tour of the Loire Valley, in the summer, in prep for Renaissance500: to mark year-long events in 2019 to celebrate  500years of the French Renaissance, and mark the death of Da Vinci in France.


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Writing features on Rembrandt van Rijn, Leonardo da Vinci, and Vincent van Gogh


Five-page feature in France magazine (UK & North America) published in January 2019 issue, out now.


Writing for Kent Life


Writing for Artists & Illustrators


Writing for Limelight magazine


Writing for Italla! magazine.


Writing a book on Hans Holbein the Younger.