Recent Articles

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
How Matisse was inspired by clutter
A new exhibition traces what role the great painter’s possessions played in the creation of his art
Published: Monday, 10 April 2017
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
Published: Monday, 10 April 2017
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
Published: Friday, 7 April 2017
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

Published: Thursday, 6 April 2017
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
Published: Wednesday, 5 April 2017


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