Imogen Tedbury is a curator of art at the Queen’s House, Royal Museums Greenwich

The magpie eye of Giovanni Bellini

The Musée Jacquemart-André shows that the painter was always open to new influences

27 Apr 2023

Renaissance painting in its prime

David Young Kim’s ingenious study of grounds and figures takes the reader on an unfamiliar journey through familiar territory

30 Jan 2023
Portrait of a Young Man Holding a Roundel (late 1470s–mid 1480s), Sandro Botticelli. Private collection

The blingy side of Botticelli

The painter’s use of gold in his works suggests a debt to earlier artists – and reveals a more antiquarian side of 15th-century Florence

17 Jul 2022
Mary Wollstonecraft (detail; c. 1797), John Opie. National Portrait Gallery, London

‘That hyena in petticoats’: how artists have portrayed Mary Wollstonecraft

The pioneering advocate for women’s rights has inspired many attempts to catch her likeness and spirit – but what can these portraits tell us about her legacy?

17 Nov 2020
Millicent Fawcett (detail; 1898), Theodore Blake Wirgman. Royal Holloway, University of London

Vote winner – a newly discovered portrait of Millicent Fawcett is a significant find

The painting at Royal Holloway presents a more reflective side of the tireless campaigner

12 May 2020