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:  

'Guiding Light' in Artists & Illustrators magazine (March issue), celebrating Rembrandt350 in 2019 (see below)


'Decoding Da Vinci'  in Limelight, (published in Australia), published 7 January 2019.


'Of Visionaries and Kings' in France Magazine, (published UK and North America) 'Loire Valley' January 2019 issue.

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, including All the Rembrandts, opening at the Rijskmuseum this month, 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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2019 is a marker for Rembrandt van Rijn and Leonardo da Vinci, and Pieter Bruegel anniversaries.

I have features published on Leonardo, and Rembrandt  but want to write more, particularly on Leonardo in Milan.