A new online database reveals how before photography, watercolours were used as visual records
Van Gogh, Whistler, Sargent and Manet were just some of the major artists who made pilgrimages to Haarlem to see Hals’s work
Portraits of men have been replaced with those of the women who first petitioned George II to set up the Foundling Hospital
In the largest survey of her work so far, the artist explores the tensions between control and chaos
A survey of works by women painters makes for an enthralling display, but is the gender of the artists the most important factor?
The artist’s time in the French capital was not a success, but it formed his thinking about words and pictures
Considering the artist’s writing gives us invaluable new ways in which to see his painting
The portraitist was highly sought after in his heyday, but his reputation has languished in recent years