By the time of her death in 2008 Mary Newcomb’s work was celebrated for its exquisite rendering of nature and wildlife
Sons, siblings and soaring talents: the Bruegel dynasty spanned almost 200 years, starting with Pieter Bruegel the Elder
Do you know your manga from your fumetto? Read on as Harry Venning gives us a short history of the art of the cartoon
The Christmas card is an art form of its own – but when was the first one sent, and who created it?
We think of Wordsworth as one of our greatest poets. His passion for ice skating is a little less well known.
In Hollywood’s early years, it was the people behind the cameras who really made the magic happen.
It's 100 years since Rupert first appeared in the Daily Express. We asked our expert, Howard Smith, for the bear facts.
It’s almost Halloween – time to dip into the past and explore the ways we once protected hearth and home from demons.
Amina Wright, explores the story of the boy that went on to become president of the Royal Academy of Arts
From the almost hidden to the truly overt, our expert, Aliki Braine, explores the development of the self-portrait.
Enter a church or pore over an ancient manuscript and you’ll discover representations of nature full of meaning...
The sport of mountaineering lured many a 19th-century female climber to take to the slopes. But what did they wear?