Art History

A rich tale of great artists, pornography and the papacy has made I Modi one of the most fabled of all books

The great Belgian painter could enliven the most mundane scenes

Rich insights into eras of incessant bloodletting

Critics should not drown this much-needed revival in emotive clichés

Even Dürer was probably a little surprised

The decline of Sir John Lavery’s reputation was undeserved

The totalitarian trend in Modernism demands acknowledgement

How the world struggles to protect its heritage

On the surprising legacy of an iconic eleventh century sculpture.