Art

A breath of fresh paint

A revival in figurative art and the changing face of portraiture

A boy’s own adventure

Privileged images: the photography of Jacques Henri Lartigue

A maestro of detail long before Leonardo

How Jan van Eyck changed the trajectory of Western art

Brandt and Moore: The gentleman and the miner

Based on the impulse to look at everything afresh, Modernist photography could not help but deliver a jumble of perspectives, on both sides of the Atlantic

William Blake: Method and madness

'The intimacy draws us into Blake’s world; his other-worldly figures begin to make sense in our world and its division, hypocrisy, faithlessness and faithfulness. He plumbs our depths, the worst and the best'

Comics plight no laughing matter

An iconic American art form is in crisis thanks to new writers pushing politically-correct storylines

Women joining the boys’ club

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

The best of British junk

Inconsequential and vacuous, Cathy Wilkes is the perfect representative for Britain at the Venice Biennale

A question of attribution

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

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"
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