Jenny Uglow


Jenny Uglow’s most recent book is The Pinecone: The Story of Sarah Losh.
 (April 2014)

  • Modern, English and Strange

    July 16, 2015

    The adjective “English” applies to much of Eric Ravilious’s subject matter and his affiliations, but not to his style or atmosphere. Like the Dulwich Picture Gallery, which houses this exhibit, the appeal of his work is universal.

  • Here Comes Waterloo!

    June 5, 2015

    Britain has got Waterloo fever.

  • Goya Takes Flight

    April 27, 2015

    I was faintly apprehensive when I clambered up the curving staircase of the Courtauld Gallery to see “Goya: The Witches and Old Women Album.” But as soon as I was face to face with his powerful, irreverent sketches, I was both horrified and entranced.

  • William Blake: Wonderful and Strange

    February 23, 2015

    Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum has always been a place of surprises, which has made it an absolutely fitting place for “William Blake: Apprentice and Master,” an exhibition that is at once didactic and very strange.

  • A Grande Dame in Close-Up

    January 7, 2015

    The National Gallery, like an aristocratic grande dame, rarely loses its balance or dignity in Frederick Wiseman’s brilliant three-hour documentary on the museum.

  • Turner at Twilight

    November 13, 2014

    Late Turner: Painting Set Free, showing at Tate, Britain, is a fittingly autumnal show, focusing on Turner’s life from his sixtieth birthday in 1835 to his death in 1851.