< 5 years ago
Lives of the artists: self-portraits and their stories
Artists have assumed many identities in paint, as a new exhibition at the Queen’s Gallery shows. Here are four self-portraits from the Royal Collection’s who’s who of great artists, and what they tell us about their makers.
5 years ago
Hats off to Picasso
Picasso’s friends and family are the focus of an exhibition showing how portraiture pushed the artist forward, writes Christopher Baker
6 years ago
Jean-Etienne Liotard: pastel pioneer
The Swiss artist Jean-Etienne Liotard was one of the great portraitists of the Enlightenment. Christopher Baker introduces the idiosyncratic Orientalist whose travels through the courts of Europe and beyond resulted in works of exceptional delicacy.