Art Stories

Why Leonardo has always kept us guessing

Last night's $450 million sale may have surprised some but uncertainty was a Da Vinci specialty Why Leonardo has always kept us guessing

Who knew JMW Turner did erotica?

We know his ships and seascapes, but Turner also painted this bedroom scene - and may have created others Who knew JMW Turner did erotica?

The Artist Project: John Currin on Ludovico Carracci

The US contemporary artist finds something both dead and alive in Carracci's sixteenth century depiction of Christ The Artist Project: John Currin on Ludovico Carracci

How Robert Ryman got from jazz to abstract painting

The author of our Robert Ryman book guides us through the artist’s route from the sax to the canvas stretcher How Robert Ryman got from jazz to abstract painting

Caroline Achaintre - Why I Create

Exploring the inspirations and attitudes of artists working with clay and ceramic, featured in Vitamin C Caroline Achaintre - Why I Create

How we brought Picasso’s women together for the Art Museum

Our new museum in a book tells the story of Picasso’s love life, and his artistic development, in six exquisite portraits How we brought Picasso’s women together for the Art Museum

The Artist Project: Mark Bradford on Clyfford Still

The LA artist is intrigued by the Abstract Expressionist's era, and by what the paintings say about today's America The Artist Project: Mark Bradford on Clyfford Still

Keith Harrison - Why I Create

Exploring the inspirations and attitudes of artists working with clay and ceramic, featured in Vitamin C Keith Harrison - Why I Create

Kerry James Marshall - the VR experience

The artist's acclaimed exhibition Mastry is now available in virtual reality, for Mac, PC and Oculus Rift users Kerry James Marshall - the VR experience

How Jimmie Durham saw the night sky

Understand how this important contemporary artist brings his vision of the heavens right down to earth How Jimmie Durham saw the night sky

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