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The Pool at Garsington, (detail) 1918, oil on canvas by Mark Gertler (1891–1939), photo credit: Government Art Collection


The Goose Fair, Nottingham, 1926, oil on canvas by Arthur Spooner (1873–1962), © the artist's estate / Bridgeman Images, photo credit: Nottingham City Museums and Galleries

1926, oil on canvas by Arthur Spooner (1873–1962)

A tale of one city: exploring Nottingham through paintings

Precious Agbabiaka shows us that there’s more to this Midlands city than Robin Hood.


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Photo credit: The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

Head of a black Man

Where are the people of colour in the nation's oil paintings?

Sonya Dyer looks at why there are so many paintings of white mayors and so little diversity in the UK's national collection of oil paintings.

Still Life, 'Daily Worker' Newspaper*, oil on board by Ern Brooks (1911–1993), © the copyright holder, photo credit: People's History Museum

oil on board by Ern Brooks (1911–1993)

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When the West with Evening Glows, 1901, oil on canvas by Joseph Farquharson (1846–1935), photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

1901, oil on canvas by Joseph Farquharson (1846–1935)

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© the artist. Photo credit: Jerwood Collection



Chantal Joffe's deceptively casual brushstrokes sketch out two figures and a chihuahua in this recent addition from the Jerwood Collection.

YAG_location_image_1, photo credit: York Art Gallery


York Art Gallery

Established in 1882, this grand building houses York Museum Trusts' collection of paintings, prints, watercolours, drawings, and ceramics.


Introducing... Write on Art

Open to 15–18 year olds studying in the UK, and in partnership with the Paul Mellon Centre, we are looking for the best young art writers. Read more on our blog.

Homebase, 2011, oil on board, 56 x 60 cm by Geraint Evans (b.1968), © the artist, photo credit: FXP Photography


Making landscapes from suburban Swansea: Geraint Evans

What do you get if you mix Ladybird Books, suburban Swansea and an ornamental hermit? Discover the paradoxical paintings of Geraint Evans.

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