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.