Snapshots of a genius: Nan Goldin

Photographs are important to us all. We can use them to recall the many beautiful, happy times that we encounter in life, long after...

BP Portrait Award: Bo Wang’s ‘Silence’

No one likes to talk about death. We all know it’s a gloomy subject, and there’s something of a taboo, ‘elephant-in-the-room’ quality about it....

The vibrant world of Bhupen Khakhar

Nobody starts out in life knowing for certain what they will achieve. Life can surprise us. Things may take an unexpected turn. We may...

Art and poetry’s missing link: Benjamin Sullivan’s Hugo

With this year’s BP Portrait Awards very much underway, it makes sense to take a look at the talented artists who have had their...

Dressed for success: Clara Drummond

It’s that time of year when artists are recognised for all their hard work and achievement. It's when the best in the industry are rewarded...

Henri Rousseau: an archaic life

Archaism generally refers to things that are old, old-fashioned or generally not in use any more. This hardly sounds attractive. Nobody wants to look...

What hit the art headlines ten years ago?

Join the carriage for a whistle-stop tour of what the art world was concerned about in 2006. Tomma Abts won the Turner prize in 2006,...

Rising from ashes

Soot, as we all know, comes as the result of fire. The remains of what fire leaves behind are covered in soot. This hardly creates...

Meredith Frampton catches a twinkle in the eye

In 1894, when Harry Houdini was getting married and the Olympic Games was being resuscitated after 1,500 years, Christabel Cockerell gave birth to George...

An affair to remember

Those of us who are lucky enough to be in a romantic relationship with another person are usually keen to make that relationship last....