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Michael Prodger is associate editor at the New Statesman. He is an art historian, Senior Research Fellow at the University of Buckingham, and a former literary editor.
The maps surveyors drew in the 16th century not only show a new attention to the specifics of the landscape, but can be beautiful objects in their own right.
How Friedrich’s late masterpiece, The Great Enclosure, offers us a glimpse of the artist’s inner life.
The lesser spotted landscapes of Anthony van Dyck.
The quiet life and bold work of an under-discussed St Ives painter.
The artist who extolled the talent of his impressionist friends at the expense of his own.
The landscape paintings of the 96-year-old black American artist.
The woman who brought modern art to Canada’s most distant shores.
Ando Hiroshige was never afraid to be daring.
The serf-owning painter who turned to Mother Russia for his subjects.
Why Alan Reynolds was in fact two completely different artists.