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Landscape with Trees, c.1911–1912, oil on board by Jessica Dismorr (1885–1939), Photo credit: Government Art Collection


Nelson's Ship in a Bottle, Yinka Shonibare (b. 1962), © Quentin UK, photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

Nelson's Ship in a Bottle

Yinka Shonibare: poetic, political artist

Rovianne Matovu on how Shonibare powerfully tells the story of multiculturalism in the UK through his art.


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Self Portrait, 2000, oil on canvas by Barbara Walker (b.1964), © the artist, photo credit: The Collection: Art & Archaeology in Lincolnshire (Usher Gallery)

2000, oil on canvas by Barbara Walker (b.1964)

Celebrating black British artists in public collections

With a number of high-profile exhibitions dedicated to the work of black artists this year it is also important to look at the number of works by black artists in the permanent collections.

The Green Masque (Rhoda Birley, 1900–1981), 1922, oil on canvas by Oswald Birley (1880–1952), © the artist's estate, photo credit: 2017 Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

The Green Masque (Rhoda Birley, 1900–1981)

Power & Beauty: The Art of Sir Oswald Birley

Friends with Sir Winston and Lady Churchill, Birley's paintings still influence English country house design today.

Photo credit: University of Dundee Fine Art Collections

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Rhine Maiden Lamenting

Arthur Rackham's elegant book illustrations are at odds with his down-to-earth self portrait, titled 'A Transpontine Cockney', also on Art UK.

photo credit: Carmarthenshire County Museum


Carmarthenshire County Museum

The county museum building was the palace of the Bishops of St Davids, and where the New Testament was first translated into Welsh.

Photo credit: The National Gallery, London

The Supper at Emmaus

Caravaggio: fury, food and fine art

Gillian Riley looks at what food can tell us about Caravaggio, including an early sighting of chilli pepper and tomatoes.

A Letter to Peter Reid, acrylic on canvas by Peter Reid, © the copyright holder, photo credit: Burton Art Gallery and Museum

acrylic on canvas by Peter Reid

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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)

Buy art prints of winter

With winter on its way why not embrace it and decorate your home with these carefully curated prints. Profits go to supporting the collections on Art UK.

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