Art

Two new shows rescue the pioneer of Renaissance classicism and the Pre-Raphaelite hero from cliché

Monet was the first among many artists of his era who combined horticulture and painting

A Tate exhibition successfully argues that the empire transformed British art as much as British trade    

The National Gallery’s show is a treat for a country with a modest collection of the artist’s work 

A visit to Ely Cathedral perfectly encapsulates the history of England and her architecture.

Great art endures; great art forever changes.

‘Off we went with our parsley-flecked teeth to see Ai Weiwei at the Royal Academy’

Alexander Calder’s mobiles display both a musical stateliness and a satisfying sense of equlibrium    

The genocidal ghouls of Isis are tearing down a precious piece of our civilisation. This is the price we pay for not standing up to barbarism

The artists and writers who pursued the muse in fin-de-siècle London and Paris