Articles By Michael Prodger
 
April 2014
Matisse’s cut-outs are free from the brooding and nostalgia that haunt the late works of so many artists
 
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March 2014
Veronese has been hiding in plain sight. The pomp and drama of his vast works deserve a closer look
 
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January/February 2014
A new exhibition at the National Gallery brings together two radiant versions of Van Gogh’s sunflowers
 
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December 2013
Paul Klee’s compositions were lyrical masterpieces whose rhythms and colours inspire awe
 
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November 2013
A distrust of politicians and a compassion for working people drove Honoré Daumier's work
 
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October 2013
The Viennese Secessionists brought a pioneering introspection to their bold new portraiture
 
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September 2013
The little-known Australian landscape tradition depicts a vast, brutal yet magical country
 
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July/August 2013
Music is integral to the National Gallery’s Vermeer show, perfectly representing the arc of life itself
 
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June 2013
A contemporary of the British Pop Artists, Patrick Caulfield is at last coming into his own
 
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May 2013
George Catlin both recorded and idealised the vanquished native Indian tribes of North America
 
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April 2013
Where Edward Hopper found isolation, George Bellows heard the hubbub of modern America
 
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March 2013
Roy Lichtenstein based his work on comic strips but his approach to painting was intellectual
 
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January/February 2013
Edouard Manet’s virtuosity in painting the human form is unsurpassed—and highly original
 
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December 2012
It is rare for great artists to keep producing well into old age. Two biographies of Titian and Cézanne reveal masters who saved their best until last
 
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December 2012
Three shows run the gamut of artistic expression, from the glorious Goya to risibile performance art
 
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November 2012
The National Gallery's new show, Seduced by Art, celebrates the lasting influence of photography's earliest pioneers
 
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October 2012
Peter Lely's underrated pastorals and mythologies are erotic delights for the connoisseur
 
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September 2012
The Pre-Raphelites, whose work stars in a new Tate Britain show, dismissed the artistic hierarchy and founded a brotherhood with fire in the belly
 
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July/August 2012
Sterling Clark's collection of French art, on show at the Royal Academy, is as appetising as it is unfamiliar
 
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June 2012
Edvard Munch may have yoked new technologies together but his leitmotifs were timeless
 
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May 2012
In six decades of portraits the Queen’s impenetrable expression has barely altered
 
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April 2012
A retrospective of Damien Hirst’s work shows his skill as an aesthetic showman—but not as an artist
 
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March 2012
Johan Zoffany’s art enjoyed only a brief vogue, but the RA’s show displays all his technical brilliance
 
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January/February 2012
British art has a rich European heritage. Tate Britain’s new show explores its Continental seam
 
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December 2011
London shows salute unsung artisans, Spanish draughtsmen, saucy actresses and Soviet radicals
 
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December 2011
A major retrospective of David Hockney's work at the Royal Academy showcases the Yorkshire-born artist's love of his Northern homeland
 
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November 2011
The National Gallery’s new Leonardo show illuminates his quest for painterly perfection
 
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October 2011
Gerhard Richter’s distinctive and diverse work is ultimately defined by its old-fashioned beauty
 
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September 2011
John Martin was celebrated in life yet disregarded in death. A new show aims to resurrect him
 
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July/August 2011
Two summer exhibitions at the National Gallery throw light on heaven and earth
 
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June 2011
The short-lived Vorticist movement was ridiculed in its day. Now it seems brave and prescient
 
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May 2011
A new exhibition at Tate Modern succeeds in freeing Miró the artist from Miró the brand
 
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April 2011
Inventor of the fête galante, Jean-Antoine Watteau painted faux-pastoral scenes with a peerless verve
 
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March 2011
The subtleties of watercolour reflect the national character—and it’s still going strong
 
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January/February 2011
How insular is our sculpture? Not very, as a major new exhibition at the Royal Academy reveals
 
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December 2010
Auction houses are reporting records being broken—even though the works on sale are quite mundane
 
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November 2010
Stendhal loved Lawrence, Thackeray thought his work tawdry. An NPG exhibition gives us a chance to decide
 
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October 2010
Paul Gauguin forged the myth of himself as a South Seas primitive — but his painting was not just a pose
 
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September 2010
Photographic pioneer, inventor and killer, Eadweard Muybridge was a very complex character indeed
 
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July/August 2010
If you think that painting hanging in a dark corner of your house is worthless, think again
 
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June 2010
From Hogarth to Spitting Image, nothing defines our national identity better than comic art
 
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May 2010
The British Museum is displaying some of the greatest draughtsmen of the Renaissance
 
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April 2010
The work of Christen Købke is relatively unknown outside his native land. More's the pity
 
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March 2010
The new Henry Moore retrospective re-establishes him as a pivotal artist of his time
 
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January/February 2010

A new exhibition in Madrid casts a rich new light on the 19th-century French masters

 
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December 2009
Zoffany, 'the one-eyed German', was one of many masters of a very British sub-genre
 
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November 2009
The influence of religious sculpture on the Golden Age painters suddenly becomes clear
 
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October 2009
Money is the driving force behind too much contemporary art
 
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September 2009
Was Turner ancient or modern? He himself was in no doubt about his ability to compete with both
 
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July/August 2009
The usual hotchpotch at the RA Summer Exhibition and some awful Americana from Charles Saatchi
 
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June 2009
Three artists approach landscape in very different ways
 
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May 2009
Two European artists, Annette Messager and Gerhard Richter, explore the sense of self
 
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April 2009
A new exhibition at the V&A seeks to rehabilitate a style that sought to inspire wonder and awe
 
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March 2009
When it came to painting portraits, Constable struggled to emulate his mastery of landscape
 
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February 2009
Soviet Constructivism is coming to town in the (emotionless) shape of an exhibition at Tate Britain
 
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January 2009
Two Paris exhibitions leave Mantegna's reputation enhanced but Picasso's diminished
 
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December 2008
The year the contemporary art juggernaut ground to a halt
 
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November 2008
A British Museum exhibition will mix ancient artefacts with work inspired by the city of legend
 
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October 2008
The faces on show at the National Gallery and the Queen's Gallery are of their times, yet timeless
 
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September 2008
Two exhibitions show how much Francis Bacon and Mark Rothko had in common, despite their different approaches
 
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August 2008
The British Museum’s exhibition reassesses the great Roman, a complex figure who left a legacy of unique glory
 
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July 2008
A thoughtful exhibition at Tate Britain this summer lifts the veil of moral theory from Orientalist painting
 
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July 2008
There is much to admire about Banksy. But is he any good?
 
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June 2008
Liverpool is staging the UK’s first comprehensive exhibition of the work of the great Austrian avant-garde artist, Gustav Klimt
 
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