Recent Articles

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
What to expect from Art Basel Miami Beach
A ballet about The Internet, extra VIP days and a new art-historical strand are all part of the fun of the 2014 fair
Published: Thursday, 6 November 2014
'I always go for places no one’s been before' Alex Katz
'You want to go there and see whether it’s possible, and adjust the technique to your ideas,' he tells Phaidon
Published: Wednesday, 5 November 2014
The Picasso, the Thief, His Wife & Her Cousin
Could so-called friends of Picasso have conspired against him? The prosecution in a new case alleges so
Published: Wednesday, 5 November 2014
How Henry Moore inspired de Kooning’s Clamdigger
And why the abstract expressionist painter wore oversized workman's gloves to produce his life-size figure
Published: Monday, 3 November 2014
Jean-Michel Basquiat's 80s notebooks revealed
Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks at the Brooklyn Museum includes 160 unseen sketch pages from 1980-87
Published: Monday, 3 November 2014
Three new museums for major South China city
Guangzhou urban planners attempt to multiply the Bilbao effect by three with new cultural proposal
Published: Friday, 31 October 2014
Gombrich Explains Goya
A look at why the great painter of the Spanish court also depicted witches, giants and demons
Published: Friday, 31 October 2014
What Ai Weiwei told The New Yorker
Why he thinks Warhol was 50 years ahead of his time and how Lego is the perfect tool for dissent
Published: Thursday, 30 October 2014
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