Scientists say they have found the oldest known figurative painting, in a cave in Indonesia. And the stunning scene of a hunting party, painted some 44,000 years ago, is helping to rewrite the history
As the man who removed many of the Parthenon marbles in circumstances that are still disputed, Lord Elgin’s association with the famous sculptures remains controversial, to say the least. But the British
When Celia Paul, then 16, arrived at the Slade in 1976, she was bemused by the prospect of life drawing classes. “It seemed so artificial to me to draw a person one didn’t know or have any involvement
Far from being admired as an extraordinary genius, Leonardo da Vinci was repeatedly lampooned and teased about his unusual red hair and his unconventional sexuality by other leading artists of his day.
Our ancestors designed beautiful, useful products out of natural materials. We should look to them for guidance. In the Bronze and Iron Age, the world was a different place. Humans had only just invented
Major Museum Exhibition Highlights How Manet’s Influential Late Works Led A Transition From Realism To Impressionism
Fine, dainty brushstrokes adorn the floral dress worn by Parisian actress Jeanne DeMarsy. The smooth skin of her pale face glows against the lush green and blue background fashioned with broad brushstrokes.
He painted his wife without lips. He painted his friend with a spinal deformity. And he painted himself as a ghost in a top hat. Paul Cézanne’s unflinching portraits, coming to Britain this autumn, didn’t