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.
Some of Bosch’s original visual inventions have long outlived him. This is the story of how a hat used to persecute Jews has become a symbol of magic and wizardry.
To mark the 500th anniversary of his memorial service, a collection of his unique owls.
We don’t even know what day he died, but 500 years ago on 9 August 1516, his life was commemorated by family and friends at a memorial mass.