Alasdair Palmer

The enduring legacy of Andrea Verrocchio

A Florence exhibition celebrates one of the most influential artists you’ve never heard of

Eugène Delacroix

There is, or should be, no question about his being great. But there are also so many things about Delacroix’s art that today seem off-putting, even repulsive.

Mary Cassatt: the feminine feminist

The magnificent exhibition of Mary Cassatt’s work currently on show in Paris demonstrates her clearly feminine sensibility and staggering skill

Can rape and murder make beautiful art?

An exhibition at the Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, raises the question of depicting violence

A Decent Woman Betrayed By Her Gruesome Twosome

As Theresa May’s speechwriter, I admired her genuine, old-fashioned Conservatism. She wasn’t difficult; her aides were another matter

A Great Creative Artist, Not Just A Victim

A new Rome exhibition reveals how Artemisia Gentileschi bravely reshaped her life and art

The Floor Is Theirs

Exploring medieval Italian floor mosaics

Beauty Of The Beast

Rembrandt Bugatti showed the very soul of his animal subjects

A Journey Back To The Golden Age Of Bronze

A remarkable Florentine exhibition has brought together many of the few surviving Hellenistic sculptures

Piero della Francesca Found Order Amid Chaos

Forgotten for hundreds of years, he transcended his time and place to become the most beloved artist of the Quattrocento

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"