Recent Articles

Gombrich Explains Turner
The historian admired the painter’s mastery of nature and the stagecraft with which he managed his visual effects
Published: Monday, 15 September 2014
Our new author on how to write about art
Noah Charney, the author of The Book of Forgery, hosts a Guardian Masterclass on art writing
Published: Friday, 12 September 2014
Why Edmund de Waal’s pots are like prisoners
The ceramicist and Phaidon author’s decision to support a British charity offers a great insight into his work
Published: Thursday, 11 September 2014
How Okwui Enwezor changed the art world
The Wall Street Journal charts the ascent of the Phaidon author, from poet to the director of the Venice Biennale
Published: Wednesday, 10 September 2014
Where have Warhol’s Elvis and Brando been?
In a West German casino, since the seventies, of course, but this autumn they're going back to New York
Published: Wednesday, 10 September 2014
Pulling down Mies van der Rohe’s glass curtain
Monika Sosnowska's new work, Tower takes down one of architecture’s best-known, most-loved buildings
Published: Tuesday, 9 September 2014
The Phaidon guide to art speak - Altermodern
Decoding the language of art criticism - one knotty phrase at a time. Today, a word for what's after postmodernism
Published: Monday, 8 September 2014
How Courbet retains the power to shock
A newly opened European exhibition places the French painter’s most explicit and controversial work at its centre
Published: Monday, 8 September 2014
Wolfgang Tillmans hangs with the modern masters
When Fondation Beyeler aquired his works it asked him to place them with others in its collection. But which ones?
Published: Thursday, 4 September 2014
Theaster Gates’ Black Monks hit the road
The Chicago artist takes his monastic order to Porto this month for 12 days of art, music, sermons and readings
Published: Thursday, 4 September 2014
Yayoi Kusama: from fried onions to pumpkins
On the eve of her new show, the artist describes her more humble years in 1960s New York City
Published: Wednesday, 3 September 2014
Latino artists face down Modernism
The effect of Modernism on Latin America is charted at New York’s Bronx Museum of the Arts

Published: Tuesday, 2 September 2014
Understanding Francesca Woodman
A new London exhibition of the late photographer’s work offers insight into her subtle flux of styles
Published: Tuesday, 2 September 2014
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