A society portraitist who emigrated to Britain from Hungary found himself embroiled in a drama of divided loyalties during the First World War.
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.
The Painted Hall at Greenwich: how it was commissioned, its narrative and its meaning.
As a frontline soldier in the First World War, the German artist Otto Dix fell under the spell of the writings of Friedrich Nietzsche and his assault on Christian morality.
The arrival of Napoleon’s troops in Venice in 1797 instigated one of the biggest plunders in the history of 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’.
Ten key moments in the boom that changed African-American culture.