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
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.