Domesticity And The Divine

For Italians of the Renaissance, the home was a place of religious intimacy and contemplation

Coloured By His Emotions

Howard Hodgkin reduces portraiture to something more essential than physical form

From The Seine To The Outback

An exhibition of Australian Impressionism demonstrates the movement’s global reach

Coastwise Lights

All roads lead to Sussex for exhilarating exhibitions in new or revamped galleries

American Revolutionaries

Abstract Expressionism was the US’s first truly original native style, bringing new scale and energy to art

All Things Banal And Beautiful

William Eggleston is the godfather of colour art photography and a master of everyday America

Portraits Tame, Wild and Savage

Family and friends matter to David Hockney, while George Stubbs was fascinated by the animal kingdom

The Artist As Connoisseur

Van Dyck, Reynolds and Degas had more than talent in common: they also collected other painters’ work

From Studio To Dark Room

From the birth of photography, its practitioners and artists fed off each other to find new ways of seeing

Baffle Us — But Don’t Bore Us

Conceptualism was briefly a vital response to commercialism in modern art. Then it ran out of ideas

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"