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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
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

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