Portraiture

Grandiose. Monumental. Chas and Dave? Find out what people had to say about Holbein's 'The Ambassadors'.
Artists have abandoned artworks for many reasons throughout history. Guest host John Green shares some of his favorite unfinished artworks and explains why they resonate with him so deeply. Featuring…
Experts at The National Gallery explain why Gainsborough's painting has intrigued people for centuries.
A celebrated painter in her own time, Thérèse Schwartze later fell into obscurity. Now she is being rediscovered.
Pregnancy is a common experience of women that is rarely seen in historic portraiture.
The use of platinum was quickly embraced by both professional and amateur photographers alike and helped to establish photography as a fine art.

Van Gogh peers out of the canvas with a sidelong, suspicious glance. With hollowed cheeks and a full…

A collaboration between the photographer Nigel Poor and current inmates at San Quentin State Prison is giving us a rare change of perspective on how we understand the lives and stories found behind…