Roderick Conway Morris

Masterpieces this way

The Venice Accademia: is this the smallest great gallery in the world?

30 January 2016 9:00 am

The Accademia is one of the smallest of the world’s great art galleries, and picture for picture perhaps the most…

A wooden UFO lands in Yorkshire Sculpture Park

30 August 2014 9:00 am

The New York-based sculptor Ursula von Rydingsvard comes from a long line of Polish and Ukrainian peasant farmers. She was…

‘Llyn Cau, Cader Idris’, 1765–67, by Richard Wilson

How Richard Wilson made Wales beautiful

16 August 2014 9:00 am

‘I recollect nothing so much as a solemn — bright — warm — fresh landscape by Wilson, which swims in…

Alexander Pope, inventor of celebrity

26 July 2014 9:00 am

‘The Picture of the Prime Minister hangs above the Chimney of his own Closet, but I have seen that of…

Le Corbusier’s design for the Maison Dom-ino of 1914, built for the first time, in front of the Central Pavilion at the Biennale Gardens, by a team from the Architectural Association in London

Modernism's dreams – and nightmares – at the Venice Architectural Biennale

14 June 2014 8:00 am

An eccentric English aristocrat who constructed a 20-mile network of underground corridors to avoid coming into contact with his fellow…

Fernand Léger ‘s ‘The City’, 1919

The tubular joys of Fernand Léger

22 March 2014 9:00 am

In 1914 Fernand Léger gave a lecture about modern art. By then recognised as a leading Cubist artist, he had…

Marble portrait of Augustus, c.40 BC

What Emperor Augustus left us

15 February 2014 9:00 am

The symbol engraved on Augustus’ signet ring was a sphinx. Julian the Apostate described him as ‘a chameleon’. He seized…

Turner's seafaring ways — and his blazingly competitive art

14 December 2013 9:00 am

Turner’s contemporaries regarded him primarily as a marine painter. This perception extended to his persona, with many who met him…

How Manet was influenced by the artists of the Renaissance

3 August 2013 9:00 am

Manet’s paintings were regularly rejected by the Salon, yet he continued to submit them and declined to exhibit with the…