Rosalind Ormiston

I am an art & architectural historian, arts & travel writer with 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. 


Latest features are on Leonardo da Vinci to mark 500 years since his death on 2 May 1519. In France Magazine, (published UK and North America) January 2019 issue, I focus on the relationship between Leonardo and king Francis I, the French Renaissance, and Renaissance chateaux in the Loire Valley. In the  stunning music, arts & culture magazine Limelight (published in Australia), the focus is on Leonardo's life in 'Da Vinci Decoded' published 7 January 2019.


Currently I am writing on Vincent van Gogh in relation to the Tate Britain exhibition 'Van Gogh and Britain' opening 27 March 2019.


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



2019 is REMBRANDT350, marking 350 years since the death of Dutch artist 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). 


2019 is the quincentenary of the death of Florentine artist LEONARDO DA VINCI. The artist is being celebrated throughout Europe this year. I came across the 'Leonardo da Vinci' rose (on the carousel) during a press tour of the Loire Valley,in 2018, in prep for Viva Leonardo! in 2019.


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currently writing for:

Kent Life


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