A Michelangelo Discovery

On July 6th 2015, I was invited to speak at the Michelangelo Discovery Symposium at Downing College Cambridge. I was part of a team of international art experts and academics that had set out to discover if the Rothschild Bronzes – two naked male figures punching the air while straddling wild panthers – could be attributed to Michelangelo…

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Andrew Lacey
Bronze: A Forgotten Treasure

As part of the TV documentary Bronze: A Forgotten Treasure, I was asked to give my professional opinion, as an artist and archaeometallurgist, on a recently uncovered collection of bronzes in Singapore that might hail from the ancient Chinese Shang and Zhou dynasties…

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Andrew Lacey
Thoughts on a Wing, Part I

In both ancient and contemporary sculpture, the wing is the archetypal form which best embodies associations with parallel worlds: with the elements, the senses, with the gods, with heaven and hell, and with life and death. The wing is the one magical attribute which symbolises a transcendence of the human spirit…

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Andrew Lacey
Film Crew in the Studio

Earlier this year, I was filmed in the studio as part of a new TV documentary Bronze: A Forgotten Treasure for Channel News Asia, which traces the mysterious journey, from China to Singapore, of a recently discovered collection of potentially priceless Chinese bronze artefacts, believed to be from the Shang and Zhou dynasties…

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Andrew Lacey