Michael Prodger

Women joining the boys’ club

Female artists are at last getting their fair share of exhibitions, but the market is failing to catch up

A question of attribution

The forthcoming sale of a purported Caravaggio is set to exceed £100m, but its provenance is far from clear

A brush with painting’s history

The restoration of great works of art is increasingly being carried out in public before an admiring audience

Not too many happy returns

Calls for restitution of artworks taken during the colonial era are intensifying around the world

Boom time for Picasso Inc.

One name dominates the art market, with his paintings soaring in value and remaining a solid investment

John Ruskin: The power of seeing

The most eminent victorian of them all

Masterpiece — or male and stale?

Once venerated as the founders of Western art, the Old Masters are losing their allure

No art too good for the workers

Fernand Léger drew from popular entertainment and working life to make Cubism less inaccessible

The master of human vanity

The new Pieter Bruegel exhibition in Vienna really is a once-in-a-lifetime artistic experience

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"