Michael Prodger is a senior research fellow at the University of Buckingham and art critic for the New Statesman

The Veneration of St Michael (1825–30), Giuseppe Pietro Bagetti. Musei Reali di Torino

Did Italian art ever really take a Romantic turn?

Italian artists have been neglected in histories of the pan-European movement

20 Jan 2019
The Procuress, (1625), Gerrit van Honthorst, Centraal Museum, Utrecht

The local museum with a world-class collection of Old Masters

The Centraal Museum is raising its profile with a show devoted to the Utrecht Caravaggisti – but it remains firmly grounded in the city

30 Jun 2018

The grand gestures hiding in Parisian churches

Religious art didn’t die out in the 18th century – Parisian churches are full of large-scale baroque paintings

16 Jun 2017