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The word salon has a rich history of its own and was even used to indicate several different things within France in this period including an elite social gathering often led by a woman, a large…
Much as the late nineteenth-century American myth of Manifest Destiny was used to justify westward expansion, many history paintings worked to shape and uphold stories of superiority and inferiority…
This self-portrait, exhibited in Paris in 1895, came with a caption from an unnamed male art critic noting that “this woman” often had critics assume the work had been painted by a man, because no…

In the largest text piece she has ever made, Tracey Emin RA reminds travellers to stop and take a moment in one of the UK’s busiest railway stations. The intimate words I Want My Time With You now…

Who was Anthony van Dyck? Why was he so adored by King Charles I? Our Artistic Director Tim Marlow explores his life and work in this short introduction. See these paintings alongside works by…