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An Impossible Bouquet:Four Masterpieces from Jan van Huysum - Dulwich Picture Gallery

Jan van Huysum (1682-1749) was the most revered Dutch still-life painter of the 18th century, a master of both accuracy and ingenuity. This display showcases four of his finest works illustrating the artist’s important role in the development of the flo

John Byrne and Tilda Swinton: The painter and his muses

A portrait of Tilda Swinton by her former lover John Byrne shows her dressed in a dark Pierrot costume and mauve stilettos, one arm raised over her head in a ballet dancer's pose.

Portrait of the artist, and more

At 74 years of age, you could say that John Byrne, Scotland's most prolific portrait painter - not to mention one of its most talented playwrights - is somewhat overdue the retrospective now at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

John Byrne: Sittng Ducks - Scottish National Portrait Gallery

John Byrne, who was born in Paisley, is one of Scotland’s most versatile and accomplished artists and writers. Sitting Ducks will explore and celebrate his highly innovative and richly varied portraiture. It will includea rich and varied selection of dr

British Folk Art

My wife once painted a sign for a local pick-your-own strawberry farm, and it got stolen within a week.

Making Colour at the National Gallery

A new show at the National Gallery looks at how minerals, pigments and dyes have changed the course of art over the past 500 years. For a preview, Time Out takes a spin round the colour wheel.

Making Colour, National Gallery - exhibition review

This fascinating show exploring the creation of colour shows how artists conjure works of beauty from earth, stone and even ground-up grubs.

John Timberlake: We Are History - Beaconsfield Contemporary Art

Looking upriver from Vauxhall towards the new US Embassy Gardens, above the broad sweep of the Thames hang unusual clouds. The plumes are strangely out of step with the busy regeneration scene below. The perspectival position suggests that the target m

Family Arts Festival 2014

The Family Arts Festival returns from the 17th October to the 2nd November 2014. Featuring 2000 events from 500 organisations from across the UK, the festival aims to make the arts more accessible to families across the country. Events taking place co

Art and Life: Ben Nicholson, Winifred Nicholson, Christopher Wood, Alfred Wallis, William Staite Murray at Dulwich Picture Gallery

JOVAN Nicholson knew his grandmother a little better than his grandfather, he says, but, as curator, he has brought them together beautifully in a new show at Dulwich Picture Gallery.