Timothy Hyman’s book on 20th century figurative painting, The World New Made

A major exhibition at Tate Britain offers a welcome opportunity to take in a broad view of an artist who reinvigorated art

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

Six years after leaving art school, I finally put on my own show. In that time I have learnt what exactly it means to be a painter

Edouard Manet’s virtuosity in painting the human form is unsurpassed—and highly original

In six years of study I didn’t learn a single thing that would be of any use to me in my ambition to become a figurative artist