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Eugène Delacroix

There is, or should be, no question about his being great. But there are also so many things about Delacroix’s art that today seem off-putting, even repulsive.

Mary Cassatt: the feminine feminist

The magnificent exhibition of Mary Cassatt’s work currently on show in Paris demonstrates her clearly feminine sensibility and staggering skill

Lusting after ruins: Rodin and the art of ancient Greece

For much of his life, Auguste Rodin suffered from an undiagnosed complaint: an ailment the Germans call Ruinenlust

Monument to a moment

Why is the BBC's Civilisations such a mess?

Emil Nolde: The primacy of colour

Emil Nolde is a curious and paradoxical artist: a supporter of the Nazis, who in turn proscribed his pictures as “degenerate art”

Charles I: King and collector

From martinet to martyr at the Royal Academy's show examining the art collection of Charles I

Music New York

Photographing a city of buskers

Käthe Kollwitz

The German artist Käthe Kollwitz suffered darkness and depression but emerges from a show at the Ikon Gallery as an indomitable survivor

Tove Jansson

There was much more to the life and work of Tove Jansson than her signature creations, the Moomins

Draughtsman supreme

Raphael could draw like an angel, as Raphael: The Drawings at the Ashmolean, Oxford, shows

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"
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