Detail from ‘Benefits Supervisor Resting’ by Lucien Freud, which goes under the hammer at Christie’s, New York, in May

The nude is one of the most ubiquitous subjects in western art – and the most challenging and difficult to get right. The greatest examples were creat(...)

Warpaint, by Alicia Foster
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  • April 13, 2013, 07:00

In 1939, Britain’s ministry of information established the War Artists Advisory Committee (Waac). It was the brainchild of Sir Kenneth Clark, t(...)