April 1874. Crowds gather outside Nadar’s studio in the Boulevard des Capucines, lent by the photographer for the first Impressionist exhibitio(...)

Love and marriage: a detail of Manet’s Olympia, depicting Victorine Meurent. Photograph: Musée d’Orsay

Victorine Meurent lived in 19th-century Paris, Angela del Moro in 16th-century Venice. Both courtesans are believed to have had affairs with the artis(...)

Simon Lawlor  and Peter Billing hanging the Edouard Manet portrait of Eva Gonzales at the Hugh Lane Gallery as part of the Hugh Lane Collection, which returned from the National Gallery in London Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Four priceless pieces of art have returned to Dublin’s Hugh Lane Gallery after six years on display in the National Gallery London. The paintings, (...)

Entering through the Palladian portals of Burlington House, home of the Royal Academy of Arts, London, past the statue of Sir Joshua Reynolds, (...)