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What was it with Yves Klein and Blue?

On the anniversary of his birth, a look at the artist's preoccupation with the colour blue, courtesy of Chromaphilia
Published: Friday, 28 April 2017

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Ai Weiwei and Shepard Fairey give Trump the finger
The artists produce new anti-authoritarian skateboards to mark the first 100 days of the presidency
Published: Friday, 28 April 2017
A Movement in a Moment: Romanticism
On Delacroix's birthday we look at how a literary movement went on to shape European art history
Published: Wednesday, 26 April 2017
Wilhelm Sasnal has painted Marine Le Pen
As French elections begin, the far right leader appears alongside Angela Merkel and Hillary Clinton in new show
Published: Monday, 24 April 2017
How a watchmaker changed Willem de Kooning’s life
On the painter's birthday, we look back at one early encounter that spurred him on to become an artist
Published: Monday, 24 April 2017
What’s JR doing on top of that Louise Bourgeois spider?
The artist and activist, fresh from a Paris opening, heads south to France's leading public art vineyard
Published: Monday, 24 April 2017
Cindy Sherman, Kerry James Marshall in Time's 100
Here’s why the painter and fine art photographer are among Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People 2017
Published: Friday, 21 April 2017
A Movement in a Moment: Symbolism
Understand how a poetic movement spurred painters on to express inner truths, not subjective realities
Published: Thursday, 20 April 2017
Sarah Sze explains her 2nd Avenue subway art
Here’s why the artist and Phaidon author drew on the Futurists and Constructivists for her NYC commission
Published: Wednesday, 19 April 2017
5 Artworks you possibly didn't realise were religious
It's Easter - take a brief moment to educate yourself about the unseen messages within these iconic artworks
Published: Thursday, 13 April 2017
How to sound smart when talking about Kanye’s collection
Kim Kardashian's husband goes old skool with new line inspired by the Italian Renaissance
Published: Wednesday, 12 April 2017
How to love, lunch and dream at the Venice Biennale
Here's why the 2017 Venice Art Biennale will be filled with pleasure and leisure (as well as a bit of politics)
Published: Tuesday, 11 April 2017
Why Frieze is bringing The Moon to New York
The art fair will recreate a seminal 1968 Fabio Mauri lunar installation as part of the 2017 event
Published: Tuesday, 11 April 2017


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