Tim Smith-Laing holds a DPhil on early modern mythography from Merton College, Oxford

The brightly painted books that outshine Botticelli

An exhibition at the Courtauld proves few things are more tantalising than a beautiful manuscript under glass

4 Mar 2016

So who the hell was Hieronymus Bosch?

We misunderstand the artist if we fail to look past his grotesque beasts and monsters

1 Mar 2016

Finally, an Alec Soth show in London

This major solo show reveals just how much Soth’s frank stare pervades his photographs

21 Nov 2015

Horrible Art Histories

A look at how the genre of the grotesque has unfolded from the Renaissance to the present day

6 Apr 2015

Illuminating and frustrating: William Blake at the Ashmolean Museum

There can be little argument with the quality of the works; but there is, to put it mildly, a lot to take in

15 Jan 2015

Modern Myth: Mary Reid Kelley’s ‘Swinburne’s Pasiphae’

Reid Kelley retells the minotaur story with rare and quite brilliant verve

30 Sep 2014