We've taken a look back through our archives from the year to pick out our top 10 articles of 2018 featuring the world's most breathtaking, inspiring and inspiring art from all sorts of genres and periods.
This fascinating look at the work of Victorian photographers focused on a remarkable work by the great Oscar Rejlander.
The creation of a new building in central London unearthed a temple to the god Mithras which had lain undiscovered for almost two millennia.
Think of Monet and you think of reflections and nature, but his works included huge amounts of architecture and other elements of the modern, technological age in which he lived.
A look at this intimate and informal Georgian form of portraiture which celebrated families without the usual swagger or posturing.
Knotted hankies at the ready for this look at some wonderful photographs documenting the British public’s relationship with coastal resorts.
Tony Ray-Jones was one of a generation of photographers who chronicled life in Britain in the 1960s and 1970s, demonstrating the gulf between the dreams of town planners and the reality for the residents.
‘Lesson Number One: it’s the pictures that baffle and tantalise you that stay in the mind forever,’ said the art historian and presenter about this staggering image.
Canadian artist David Milne moved from city to country, eventually ending up as a hermit in a remote part of his homeland. This key work from that time is simultaneously impressionistic and brutally honest.
Lilias Wigan takes a detailed look at Van Dyck’s The Greate Peece, one of the highlights of the Royal Academy’s stunning exhibition of the art collected by Charles I.
Jan Van Eyck’s iconic The Arnolfini Portrait inspired dozens of artists – but none to greater effect than Holman Hunt.
Jools Holland introduces his favourite painting Tulip petal number 3
Stephen Fry shares why he loves this famous Velázquez painting of Pope Innocent X
Laura Freeman examines the brilliance and bravado of Eugène Delacroix’s paintings – including an extraordinary recreation of one of the most…
When he first came on to the Vienna art scene, Egon Schiele hero-worshipped Gustav Klimt. Once they met the two…
This week marks the last chance to see Norman Ackroyd's sublime exhibition in Richmond. Lilias Wigan urges you to take…