A prominent scientist in the Netherlands believes Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring isn’t actually wearing a pearl. Here’s how he investigated his hunch.
In Pieter Bruegel’s hands, even black and white paintings can be full of colour, as a new exhibition at the Courtauld Gallery shows.
“These fictions are an opportunity to create – for pure expression in their field.”
She was dismissed as an artist’s wife – or written out of the story – but now at last it’s time for Mary Seton Watts’s big reveal.
“We understand how men look, but with women haven’t really developed that. Who are we?”
On the pop culture podcast this week, we discuss the Netflix documentary phenomenon Making a Murderer, Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home, and the film Quartet.
Our best pieces from the past year. In this selection, our favourite writing about the arts.
The man who an early art teacher said "leaves everything out except the magic" is captured by two Sussex exhibitions.
Collective decision making, progressive collaborations and a warren of sheds in east London: meet Assemble.
Immerse yourself in the Wizarding World at a new (free) exhibition in London.
“It seamlessly evokes the period by paying homage to the great photography of the time.”
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