Art Briefs, which will build up over time, consist of shorter articles on selected aspects of art – the unexpected, the curious or the simply interesting stories that appeal to our fancy.
Why wasn't photography invented earlier? –- or is this a case of hindsight bias?
The discovery of an early graphic novel –- Charles Sarka's long-delayed claim to fame
Michelangelo's disputed Entombment –- the mysteries that enshroud this controversial painting
Julie Manet, Renoir and the Dreyfus Affair – insights into a famous controversy from an unexpected source
Encounters with the Isenheim Altarpiece::-- an exploration of this extraordinary sixteenth century master-work.