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Gombrich Explains Michelangelo

As the V&A prepares its cast of David for display, we look at why the human form held no secrets for the sculptor
Published: Thursday, 27 November 2014


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How Toulouse-Lautrec mixed high art and low life
On the painter's birthday, learn how he made cabaret girls and prostitutes a worthy subject for fine art
Published: Monday, 24 November 2014
Gombrich Explains René Magritte
The surrealist, born on this day in 1898, didn’t break with artistic techniques, he employed them on his dreams
Published: Friday, 21 November 2014
Like clear answers? Then don't look at abstract art
A new Italian study suggests that a desire for ‘cognitive closure’ might limit our appreciation of abstract works
Published: Friday, 21 November 2014
Baz Luhrmann’s Art Basel Miami Beach booth
Why has the director teamed up with British music producer Nellee Hooper to host a stand at next month’s art fair?
Published: Thursday, 20 November 2014
Ed Ruscha's road rage
Does this new set of paintings signal the end of the great American painter's love of the open road?
Published: Wednesday, 19 November 2014
Dexter Dalwood's Muse Music
How artists as diverse as Lou Reed, Kanye West and Bach influence and inspire the painter's work

Published: Monday, 17 November 2014
Claude Monet and the birth of Impressionism
On the anniversary of his birth a reassessment of the public reaction to impressionism and the artist's role in it
Published: Friday, 14 November 2014
Auguste Rodin’s battle with Balzac
On the anniversary of the sculptor’s birth we look at the botched commission that became a great work
Published: Wednesday, 12 November 2014
Photos that changed the world #7 Telephone Booth
Lee Friedlander's 1963 photo characterised the present as a mere staging point thus capturing the flux of the 1960s
Published: Wednesday, 12 November 2014
Gombrich Explains Hogarth
On the anniversary of his birth we find out about the 'A Rake’s Progress' creator's appeal to Puritans
Published: Monday, 10 November 2014
Libeskind's cement chair for Marina Abramović
Not sure for how long the artist will be present if she has to sit on this - but we do admire the design
Published: Friday, 7 November 2014
Gombrich Explains Manet
As the Getty buys Le Printemps for $65 million Gombrich explains why we still value this French master
Published: Thursday, 6 November 2014
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