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Memo to art forgers - don’t flaunt it in a submarine
John Re could face 20 years in jail after allegedly pimping out his sub on forged Pollocks and de Koonings

Published: Wednesday, 3 December 2014
How Renoir captured the countryside in the city
The painter, who died 95 years ago today, used new paint technology to depict Paris as it changed
Published: Wednesday, 3 December 2014
How to understand this year’s Turner Prize winner
Duncan Campbell’s film essay It for Others is complex, but you can get your head round it via these Phaidon books
Published: Tuesday, 2 December 2014
Gombrich Explains the Death of Marat
Lady Gaga recreates the French Revolution work at Art Basel, what does our legendary art historian think of it?
Published: Monday, 1 December 2014
Olga Chernysheva's spheres of influence
Contemporary Russia as seen through the eyes of one of the last generation of artists to grow up in the Soviet Union
Published: Monday, 1 December 2014
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
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
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