Following his father’s death, Hisham Matar set out on a quest in search of paintings he’d waited 25 years to see I was 19 and aimlessly wandering through London’s National Gallery when I first came across
In a city dripping with Renaissance jewels, the restored Last Supper unveiled last week looks at first glance like just another masterpiece by one of the great artists of the 16th century. Which it is.
There are love stories about kindred spirits. There are others about far-off admirers. In 2014, Christopher Ward visited an art exhibit that explored the relationship between the French Impressionist Degas
Some see Renaissance influences; others, hints of Norman Rockwell. Have you noticed the Benjamin Franklin bust in the background and the clock on the mantle bisecting the frame? The instantly iconic photo
The most important blockbuster art show in Paris for half a century took 10 years to prepare and was nearly thwarted by the worst diplomatic standoff between Italy and France since the second world war.
Not every Leonardo is in the huge Leonardo da Vinci exhibition. What’s at the Louvre, though, is brilliant.
PARIS — Expectations have been high for the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition that is being mounted at the Louvre to mark the 500th anniversary of the artist’s death. For months, there has been speculation,
Cocks, bums, breasts, bits of bodies and vagrant abstract symbols float about in two related painting exhibitions at the Hepworth. Pairing early works by the late Scottish painter Alan Davie (1920-2014)
Pre-Raphaelite Sisters, National Portrait Gallery, review: the great women behind the Brotherhood finally take centre stage
Picture a Pre-Raphaelite painting. Dollars to doughnuts it’s a woman with flaming copper hair, pillowy lips and a faraway look in her eye that glides into your mind. We know the look of these “stunners”