Art Stories

Why Josef Albers painted his squares

On Albers’ birthday, we look at how this uniform series actually encourages artists to think outside the box Why Josef Albers painted his squares

The trans Virgin Mary who made it into Art & Queer Culture

Giuseppe Campuzano knew the power of church imagery but seriously disliked the power of the church itself The trans Virgin Mary who made it into Art & Queer Culture

Look at the walls not the women in Matisse’s odalisques

Our book Exotic and a new exhibition agree the painter found more pleasure in Arabian art than in erotica Look at the walls not the women in Matisse’s odalisques

Talking Textiles with Billie Zangewa

Stitching, sewing, knitting and knotting - Vitamin T artists tell us how and why they do what they do Talking Textiles with Billie Zangewa

Why Indiana Jones’s artefacts are based on forgeries

The real-life academic Judy Sund questions the authenticity of Dr Jones’s movie treasures in her book Exotic Why Indiana Jones’s artefacts are based on forgeries

The African god that made it into Art & Queer Culture

Jim Chuchu's images hark back to a pre-Christian Africa, but he has to deal with contemporary bigotry too The African god that made it into Art & Queer Culture

Talking Textiles with Paul Yore

Stitching, sewing, knitting and knotting - Vitamin T artists tell us how and why they do what they do Talking Textiles with Paul Yore

Remembering Carolee Schneemann, the artist who took on Greek myths and macho Ab-Ex painters

Schneemann, who died yesterday, managed to link mid-century US painting with sex, magic and ancient myth Remembering Carolee Schneemann, the artist who took on Greek myths and macho Ab-Ex painters

The Pope, a slave and a Michelangelo-inspired art movement

On the Renaissance artist's birthday we look back at his lowly yet influential marble figure The Pope, a slave and a Michelangelo-inspired art movement

Elmgreen & Dragset create a basement above Hong Kong

Latest subverted space is a boiler room gracing a third floor gallery in the Pedder building
Elmgreen & Dragset create a basement above Hong Kong

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