Unlike most of Alfred Wallis’ paintings, which he painted from memory of events long past, the Wreck of the Alba was an event that he is rumoured to have witnessed in his eighties.
In the fourth report of our Egg Cetera series on egg-related research, conservator Spike Bucklow describes how far the simple egg has extended the richness and splendour of paintings.
Jim Ede, creator of Kettle’s Yard, acquired the estate of Henri Gaudier-Brzeska after his death and Kettle’s Yard now contains one of the largest collections of his work.
The British Empire presided over innumerable atrocities and acts of appalling cruelty, but what use is acknowledging those injustices when they are so distant from our own time? Priyamvada Gopal’s research illustrates both the strength of our ties to the past and the implications they have for our present.
It's space, but is it art? Stunning images of the galaxy are fast becoming common currency thanks to technology like the Hubble Space Telescope, but a unique investigation at the University of Cambridge this week will seek to determine whether something strange is going on behind the scenes.
The development of optics that "fly" over paintings could revolutionise art conservation.
From organic chemist, through maker of rubber monsters, to conservator of fine art, Spike Bucklow describes his career path as "something of a drunkard's walk". But you could say that it has always been leading to the same end: the application of science for the benefit of art.