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

Howard Hodgkin reduces portraiture to something more essential than physical form

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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