The Phaidon guide to art speak - Unmonumental

Decoding the language of art criticism - one knotty phrase at a time. Today, a word for scrappy sculptures
The Phaidon guide to art speak - Unmonumental

The Guggenheim goes back to Zero

The New York museum hosts the first large-scale US show dedicated to this influential German post-war group
The Guggenheim goes back to Zero

Understanding Anselm Kiefer’s Interior

Prior to the Royal Academy’s show, we look at one key work by the great German painter
Understanding Anselm Kiefer’s Interior

Paweł Althamer’s weird summer play set

Why has the Polish artist installed models of his family in an old Greek slaughter house on the island of Hydra?
Paweł Althamer’s weird summer play set

Impressionism: officially 141 years old

A US professor believes he’s dated the scene captured in the painting that gave its name to an art movement
Impressionism: officially 141 years old

Look at the river Olafur Eliasson has just built

The main work in the artist’s show at Denmark’s Louisiana Museum, brings a whole new meaning to landscape art
Look at the river Olafur Eliasson has just built

The new material in Anthony Caro’s last show

Why the great British sculptor appreciated Perspex and Cezanne's Card Players during his final years
The new material in Anthony Caro’s last show

Warhol’s film archive gets a smart digital fix

MoMA and the Warhol foundation team up with the firm behind Godzilla to save the artist’s 16mm archive
Warhol’s film archive gets a smart digital fix

Why are these nudes in the Barcelona Pavilion?

The French artist Xavier Veilhan gives the single figure in Mies' masterwork some latter-day company
Why are these nudes in the Barcelona Pavilion?

The Phaidon guide to art speak - Super-Hybridity

Decoding the language of art criticism - one knotty phrase at a time
The Phaidon guide to art speak - Super-Hybridity

Ten questions for Artspace CEO Catherine Levene

The co-founder and CEO of the contemporary art website talks us through its acquisition by Phaidon, how her gran turned her on to art, the one piece she'd love to own and whether there really is an online art goldrush going on
Ten questions for Artspace CEO Catherine Levene

Paweł Althamer declares his own people's republic

His debut Beijing show dwells on collaboration and social interaction across borders - so bring a paintbrush
Paweł Althamer declares his own people's republic

What has Cai Guo-Qiang just sailed into Shanghai?

Our Contemporary Artist series artist sparks environmental debate with his ark of sick animals
What has Cai Guo-Qiang just sailed into Shanghai?

The final days of Jackson Pollock

On the anniversary of his death in a car crash we look at the last months of the great abstract expressionist
The final days of Jackson Pollock

Daido Moriyama and the scent of the city

How the Japanese photographer always looks for the dim light in a shadowy environment
Daido Moriyama and the scent of the city

What Millais went through in order to paint Ophelia

As Ophelia returns to the Tate today, our Millais author Jason Rosenfeld tells us how the painter spent eleven hour days fighting off bulls, swans and 'muscular' flies in order to realise the most recognisable painting ever created
What Millais went through in order to paint Ophelia

The fascinating story behind Andy Warhol's soup cans

On the show's opening night a rival dealer offered soup cans cheaper in his gallery, Warhol's own gallerist bought back the five he'd sold, including one from Dennis Hopper, then offered to buy entire set from Andy for just $3,000
The fascinating story behind Andy Warhol's soup cans

The best new city houses are in the Phaidon Atlas

From irregular concrete gridded blocks in Lisbon to leaf-covered façades in Ho Chi Minh City they're all here
The best new city houses are in the Phaidon Atlas
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