Myrrh makes its appearance as one of the 3 gifts of the Magi, then as an attribute of Mary Magdalene. A history in paintings by Bosch and others.
We give presents at Christmas after the 3 kings. So what is myrrh, and what are its origins in paintings? A grim story of incest, deceit and metamorphosis.
The exhibition featured 360 collages, paintings and sculptures from 69 artists of 14 nations. It launched Surrealism in the UK.
Formed in January 1933 with the sculptor Henry Moore, it was crucial to British Surrealism and modern British art more generally.
The best known scene in the story of Angelica and Medoro, as painted by Spranger, Ricci, Tiepolo and others.
One of the most extensively painted stories in the epic, here are works by Tiepolo, Lanfranco, Delacroix and others.
A selection of landscapes from six famous artists across North America, Europe and Russia, from Realism to Futurism.
Paintings by Velázquez, Manet, Renoir, Sorolla, and others.
Paintings by Botticelli, William Merritt Chase, Pierre Bonnard, Paxton, and Vuillard showing the first meal of the day.
Views of St Paul’s and Hampton Court, many paintings of strangely deserted tables laid up for drinks, and more twilight scenes.