Installation view of ‘Bill Viola/Michelangelo: Life Death Rebirth’ at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2019.

Pairing Michelangelo with Bill Viola does one of the artists no favours

The Royal Academy offers a rare chance to see some of Michelangelo’s best drawings, but Viola’s videos are something of a distraction

1 Feb 2019

‘Men in Pants’ at the De Morgan Centre

Life drawing and the mastery of the male form was an essential part of artistic study in the Victorian period. But what if the student was a woman?

14 Feb 2014


Masculinity is having a moment. The Wallace Collection’s ‘The Male Nude’ follows the Musée d’Orsay’s lead and takes a closer look at men in art

29 Oct 2013