Venus' Mirror, (1873–77), Edward Burne-Jones.

How the Pre-Raphaelites reflected on the past

What did the Pre-Raphaelites painters see when they looked at the Old Masters – and how did they use what they saw?

19 Sep 2017
Self-portrait (detail; 1914), Margaret Clarke. © Artist’s Estate. Photo © National Gallery of Ireland. Photographer: Roy Hewson

A hidden highlight at the National Gallery of Ireland

A small exhibition of Margaret Clarke’s work proves that the best shows aren’t always the blockbusters

2 Aug 2017

‘Many of those involved in the Easter Rising were art school kids’

The 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin was in part a rebellion of artists – and Dublin museums and galleries are making that clear this year

1 Mar 2016

Celts exhibition holds a mirror up to our uncertain Europe

Today’s fragile United Kingdom and Europe are thrown into relief at the British Museum

7 Jan 2016

Show and Tell

Leonora Carrington may be a ‘literary painter’ and a surrealist storyteller, but we should not forget the formal qualities that underpin her best work

1 Oct 2013