|Picture: National Gallery of Art|
Saddened to hear that Hasan Niyazi of 3PipeProblem, doyen of art history bloggers, has died at the age of 37. Hasan was the model of the modern public intellectual, an amateur art historian whose command of his sources was greater than many professionals. He was passionate about opening up art history, and his blog posts were admirably clear and concise as well as rigorous and scholarly. Hasan was a consummate networker who was in touch with everyone, offering advice and encouragement and enriching the art historical community. I shared Hasan's passion for Raphael, and I hope that his Open Raphael project can live on and be completed. He will be greatly missed.