Art

Susanna and the Elders

An innocent woman resists two sexual predators, only to face a trial that reveals their guilt. 

Dolphins of the Belfiore

Does the intelligent sea mammal, long associated with Venus, the goddess of love, offer a clue to a lost jewel of the Renaissance? 

The Dead Christ

Holbein the Younger’s image still startles 500 years after its creation.

To Frame a Painter

A society portraitist who emigrated to Britain from Hungary found himself embroiled in a drama of divided loyalties during the First World War. 

Arachne and Minerva

A commentary on the plight of the artist, wrapped in a dramatic tale of rivalry between god and mortal.

Sink or Swim

Snobs, bores and triumphs at the Royal Society of Arts.

The Flood

Human suffering is at the heart of Michelangelo’s masterpiece.

The Field of Cloth of Gold: A Duel in Jewels

When Henry VIII and Francis I met 12 years after the Field of Cloth of Gold – with Henry accompanied by Anne Boleyn – both sought to outdo one another with exquisite items of display.