Drawing Board

The Delft thunderclap opened new visions, especially for Pieter de Hooch

70 years of bravery, frailty, comedy and tragedy, immortalised on streets, railways, beaches and harbours

Revealing how portraiture scares subjects who would prefer to be photo-shopped

Contemporary art rules the market at the 58th Venice Biennale

Botany isn’t about the whimsical world of flower fairies, but clever, entrepreneurial plants that learn to deceive, or which can survive in habitats where no one wants them

Adam Dant’s detailed drawings poke fun at cosmopolitan life

“Roger Wagner would be a remarkable artist in any age. H His work is informed by the great tradition of Western art, yet there is nothing old-fashioned about it”

The most eminent victorian of them all