A collection of the finest paintings of the Nativity, from 1263 to the 20th century – all innovative, and some unique.
We’re easily convinced of the reality of 2D images – as when early audiences panicked as the Lumières’ train ran at them in a movie. How has our exposure to pictures changed, though?
This takes us from Samuel Palmer and Peter De Wint, through Girtin and Cotman, to JMW Turner and William Blake.
She mastered drypoint, aquatint, and monotype processes, combining them to produce superb prints – as well as wonderful pastel paintings.
An unusual myth told vividly by Ovid, which appears never to have been painted. But there are some fine engravings, and a marvellous watercolour by Blake.
Domenicus van Wijnen’s paintings are radically original, quite unlike other works before him, and not matched for more than a century after. Why don’t we know him and these paintings better?
Less well known outside Norway, later works include vast canvases for Oslo University, and many vibrant and vigorous paintings of nudes and landscapes.
A selection of paintings by Memling, Bosch, Blake, Tissot, Corinth, and others to mark Easter.
Their landscapes developed a magic distinctive to the artist. Only by direct comparison are their similarities and differences made clear.
His final series of Landscapes of the Moon and Aerial Flowers are among his most visionary, and refer to much of his previous work, and that of William Blake.