Monthly Archives: September 2011

They’ve missed the pointe

An exhibition of Degas’s ballet paintings is a brilliant idea. Sadly, this Royal Academy show gets gloomily obsessed with technology

A call to arms

He was court painter to Charles I and one of our greatest portraitists, yet William Dobson has been all but forgotten

The beautiful and the damned

John Martin was master of the apocalyptic vision. Then his work vanished into the abyss. Now he’s having a renaissance