Art

There were many obstacles preventing women from becoming artists in the 18th century, but those who overcame them created some of the most influential art of their time. 

Turner Prize winner Lubaina Himid’s artworks fill in the gaps that history leaves behind.

The arrival of big cats to 19th-century London forced a change in the image left by mythology and the Old Masters.

Attitudes to female sexuality in the 19th century were rigid and unflinching and those who failed to conform were ostracised and persecuted. Victoria Leslie compares how fallen women were portrayed in the arts with the real stories of those who ‘fell’. 

Michael Jacobs is widely considered one of the most distinguished travel writers of his generation. In particular he wrote perceptively and...
Faced with a man in overalls flecked with white, saying 'I am a painter', we know we are talking to a painter and decorator. Faced with a book...

An engrossing exhibition on the origins and development of drawing from ancient sculptures. 

Graham E. Seel explores the life of the artist Charles Sims and his controversial, little-known mural in St Stephen’s Hall, Westminster depicting King John at Runnymede. 

An exhibition at the British Museum explores depictions of the human body in Greek sculpture. 

The artist died on June 1st, 1815.