Friday, 23 December 2011

Your Paintings

I first mentioned the Public Catalogue Foundation back in 2007 (CLICK). By 2009 it had catalogued all the 2,500 paintings owned by the V&A Museum in London (CLICK). In June of this year the PCF teamed up with the BBC to launch Your Paintings, an online catalogue of the Government Art Collection, to be tagged by the public (CLICK). It is now more than halfway through the 200,000 paintings in the collection. This sumptuous portrait of Marchesa Maria Serra Pallavicino (1606) by Peter Paul Rubens is one of the latest to be added to the online database (title link). She was the wife of a banker! Occupy Wall Street, forget it. You're fighting history.


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