Tom Fleming is deputy editor of Literary Review

Igor Stravinsky and Mstislav Rostropovich (c. 1959) and (late 1960s), Milein Cosman. Royal College of Music, London Photos: Justin Piperger; © Milein Cosman

The unsung art of Milein Cosman

Cosman was a fine portraitist who captured the leading cultural figures of her time

22 Jul 2019
Frontispiece and title page to Christina Rossetti, 'Goblin Market and Other Poems (1863), after Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

Christina Rossetti among the Pre-Raphaelites

The Brotherhood loomed large in the poet’s life, but she was careful to carve out her own creative space

4 Feb 2019
Still Life with Three Sailors, , 1980–85, John Craxton, Private collection, © 2018 Craxton Estate/DACS

The art of friendship in post-war Greece

The lives of John Craxton, Nikos Ghika and Patrick Leigh Fermor come under the spotlight at the British Museum

4 Jun 2018

Keith Vaughan’s private drawings are full of hidden longing

These erotic fantasies reveal how painfully separate the artist kept his private and public lives

4 Nov 2017