Recent Articles

Gombrich Explains Christian Iconography
The art historian charts the primitive and sophisticated methods that created Christian imagery
Published: Thursday, 25 December 2014
How was 2014 for Joel Meyerowitz?
Late period Matisse proved an inspiration, and working with film maker Ralph Goertz helped him find himself
Published: Wednesday, 24 December 2014
How was 2014 for Roger Ballen?
Dreams, nature, and hearing the word 'Ballenesque' used to describe another piece of art all made it a great year
Published: Friday, 19 December 2014
Alex Katz on work, life and New York
The great artist on working outdoors, how it takes a week to know if a painting’s worked and why nudes don’t date
Published: Friday, 19 December 2014
How was 2014 for JR?
He choreographed a ballet, created an installation at Ellis Island and hung out with Spielberg, Lucas and De Niro
Published: Wednesday, 17 December 2014
How Kandinsky helped create abstract art
On his birth date we look at how in trying to reconcile music and painting the artist invented a new form
Published: Tuesday, 16 December 2014
Gombrich Explains Katsushika Hokusai
Some good reasons to catch the Grand Palais show - the last time many prints will be seen outside Japan

Published: Tuesday, 16 December 2014
How was 2014 for Bob Nickas?
The great New York critic and curator delighted in the Optical Unconscious but despaired in Cooper Union
Published: Monday, 15 December 2014
Gombrich explains Edvard Munch
The Norwegian painter, born today, 12 December, in 1863, detached fine art from its conventions, to great effect

Published: Friday, 12 December 2014
How was 2014 for Alex Katz?
How wraparound landscapes, billboards and regular gallery going all inspired the New York painter this year
Published: Friday, 12 December 2014
Reviewers love Phaidon's Christmas crackers
In the run up to the festive season, we’d like to share some of the praise our titles have garnered across the world
Published: Thursday, 11 December 2014
How was 2014 for Tomi Ungerer?
The octogenarian artist, illustrator and author takes a look back at this and reveals what's happening next
Published: Monday, 8 December 2014
Jockum Nordström's Muse Music
The Swedish artist on the punk, classical, gypsy and blues music that inspired his new David Zwirner show
Published: Friday, 5 December 2014

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