This is amazing. A five-minute slow-looking exercise to enjoy the details of Joseph Mallord William Turner’s ‘Rain, Steam and Speed’.
J. M. W. Turner was a prolific and brilliant artist often called the ‘painter of light’, who revolutionized landscape painting and set the stage for Impressionism and the development of abstract art. He became very wealthy from his work and increasingly eccentric. He never married but had two daughters from one lover and lived for […]
The Haywain by John Constable is such a comfortingly familiar image of rural Britain that it is difficult to believe it was ever regarded as a revolutionary painting, but in this film, made in conjunction with a landmark exhibition at the V&A, Alastair Sooke discovers that Constable was painting in a way that was completely […]
A short video from the British Pathé archive about Sir Winston Churchill and his paintings.