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Over the last three decades of his life, Claude Monet devoted himself to water lilies. The results are among the most famous works of the 20th century, hailed by the likes of Masson and Rothko. But what makes these paintings such a triumph?

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We're excited to introduce our new visual identity to coincide with the relaunch of our long-standing World of Art series.

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This extract from Christopher Neve’s 'Unquiet Landscape' examines Paul Nash’s gift for capturing haunting feelings on canvas.

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This extract from 'The Street Photographer's Manual' by David Gibson offers practical advice on how to ‘double-up’ to create urban kaleidoscopes.

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Immerse yourself in the history of ancient Egypt with these breathtaking Egyptology books. Covering the latest scholarship and most remarkable archaeological discoveries, these books span millennia of ancient Egyptian art, culture, architecture, religion and mystery.

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Author Interviews

Grayson Perry on his early ceramic works

25 Jan, 2020

“I have learned compassion for that spikier, raw, energetic young man.” Grayson Perry reflects on the evolution of his art and alter-ego, Claire.

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Discover the secrets behind iconic movie scenes and step inside the minds of some of history's greatest filmmakers. These extraordinary books on the history of cinema are must-haves for any lover of film.

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Features

Paula Rego and the power of paint

23 Jan, 2020

The artist's visual stories of power, desire, and transgression are more relevant and raw than ever.

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In 2020, the Art Fund's crowd-funding campaign successfully saved Derek Jarman's Prospect Cottage. Here, we revisit the boundless energy of his art, film, activism — and gardening.

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Dr Ben Ware on how we can interpret Francis Bacon’s art philosophically.

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