Paintings aren’t made in an artistic vacuum. Part of the purpose is to please a patron, donor or dealer. Examples from Leonardo, Raphael, Tintoretto.
Independent and aloof, cats train their humans and think that they’re still large and ferocious. Paintings from Carpaccio to Bonnard.
From Duccio, Campin, Maurice Denis, Joseph Stella and others. Paintings which changed this most popular of motifs, and were innovative, from 1311-1933.
By Pierre Bonnard, Lovis Corinth, Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, John Collier, Joseph Stella, and others. Truly eclectic.
She proves unfaithful to King Arthur, in her public affair with Sir Lancelot. But he may not have exactly been loyal to her either.
A collection of the finest paintings of the Nativity, from 1263 to the 20th century – all innovative, and some unique.
Although born long after the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood dissolved, she continued its principles well into the 20th century.
Painted long after the death of history painting, this shows Botticelli being introduced to the most beautiful woman in northern Italy, in about 1475. Each face is true to life.
Two different legends about Sir Lancelot and a woman falling in love with him. Both are told here with a selection of fine paintings.
She has been a symbol of French nationalism, of the revanchism following the Franco-Prussian War, and then of early feminism: some wonderful paintings of Joan’s divine visions.