Dancing across the landscape is the spirit of the Plains

On the face of it, Sydney Long’s (1871-1955) Spirit of the Plains 1897 is an unusual painting to have emerged from the Antipodean colonies in the final years of the nineteenth century. Find out why and delve into its beauty, and the mythology of a burgeoning Australian nation, then go behind-the-scenes as conservation x-rays reveal…

Secrets revealed: The Master of Frankfurt

The Master of Frankfurt’s Virgin and Child with Saint James the Pilgrim, Saint Catherine and the Donor with Saint Peter c.1496 is a small Netherlandish devotional panel dating from the end of the fifteenth century, the oldest European work in the Collection. The identity of Flemish Renaissance painter The Master of Frankfurt is unknown, however he is…

Unpack the ‘art speak’ behind contemporary art

Would you drop a Han dynasty urn (c.206BC– 220AD) for art? Watch our Confronting Contemporary Art series hosted by Dr Louise R Mayhew which examines the challenging, intriguing and often confusing concepts and ‘art speak’ behind contemporary artworks. RELATED: Connect with our Virtual Events or Watch our video series. Presenting Partner: HSBC. JOIN IN: Draw Along…