Great paintings by Botticelli, Bosch, Titian, Tintoretto, the Carraccis, and others, showing multiplex narrative.
Showing two or more scenes from the same story in a single painting (multiplex narrative) is common, effective, and good art. Examples from Masaccio, Memling, Bosch, and more.
Tracing the social history of gambling in paintings by Bosch, Caravaggio, de La Tour, Salvator Rosa, Murillo, Hogarth, and others.
In the past, people have accepted the reality of mythical creatures, such as winged angels, unicorns, and dragons. When did we start being more objective in our belief of what we see?
A collection of the finest paintings of the Nativity, from 1263 to the 20th century – all innovative, and some unique.
A selection of paintings by Memling, Bosch, Blake, Tissot, Corinth, and others to mark Easter.
A look back at some of the series and some surprises which you might have missed over the last year.
Marching armies, a merry-go-round of angels, and a unique ‘springing’ Jesus: four extraordinary paintings from three geniuses of art.
The ‘divine whirlwind’ seems distinctive of Blake. This traces its origin, and his development of this visionary image.
The advent of wet-in-wet, canvas supports, fewer layers, impasto, and visible brushstrokes.