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How Matisse was inspired by clutter

A new exhibition traces what role the great painter’s possessions played in the creation of his art How Matisse was inspired by clutter

A Movement in a Moment: Colour Field Painting

On Kenneth Noland’s birthday we look back at the abstract style that sought to rid art of superfluous rhetoric A Movement in a Moment: Colour Field Painting

Edmund de Waal channels Giorgio Morandi in Stockholm

Though it's not ceramics that unite the two artists but the encouragement of mindful viewing and contemplation Edmund de Waal channels Giorgio Morandi in Stockholm

Theaster Gates premieres his Black Monks movie

The artist’s jazz-gospel group stars in a new film, opening at Helsinki's IHME Art Festival this week
Theaster Gates premieres his Black Monks movie

How Nancy Holt's Sun Tunnels link us to the cosmos

This US artist was born 79 years ago today. Discover how her Sun Tunnels connect us with astronomical events How Nancy Holt's Sun Tunnels link us to the cosmos

How a young David Hockney sneaked this guy into Britain

To mark the opening of Queer British Art 1861–1967 we look back at the hunk Hockney painted for his diploma How a young David Hockney sneaked this guy into Britain

How JR won over François Hollande

Here’s why the artist, who was once treated like a criminal, was joined by the French president at his opening How JR won over François Hollande

Elmgreen & Dragset’s Merman splashes into Warsaw

The copper-green sculpture, He, forms part of a new mermaid themed group exhibition in the city Elmgreen & Dragset’s Merman splashes into Warsaw

The pain that fired up Goya but finished off Van Gogh

Both were born on 30 March and both learned to put their inner turmoil into their art - but with very different results The pain that fired up Goya but finished off Van Gogh

Peter Doig meets Albert Camus in Beijing

New show pairs painter’s best-known pictures with quotes from the French Algerian writer Peter Doig meets Albert Camus in Beijing

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