Art Stories

The Fresco that rebelled against the Enlightenment

Its painter Giambattista Tiepolo, was born today in 1696. This is how he helped the church with his art The Fresco that rebelled against the Enlightenment

George Michael’s Harland Miller paintings are up for auction

The singer’s estate sale at Christie's next month features two great works by the British contemporary artist George Michael’s Harland Miller paintings are up for auction

Remembering Keith Haring

On the anniversary of his death, Annie Leibovitz and our Art & Queer Culture authors recall the 80s pop-art star Remembering Keith Haring

Lucian Freud’s very English love of animals

Freud’s dog etching is a top lot at Sotheby’s and further proof of the artist's undying affection for the four-legged Lucian Freud’s very English love of animals

The medical textbook that made it into Art & Queer Culture

How depictions of bodies that defy normative male and female distinctions have existed since time immemorial The medical textbook that made it into Art & Queer Culture

Did you spot Mark Bradford at Frieze LA?

The Californian artist picks a modern policing tool for his new Frieze LA print and raises money for ex-offenders Did you spot Mark Bradford at Frieze LA?

Elmgreen & Dragset want you to say sorry in the Rockies

Skiing in Aspen this season? Why not pair that trip with an opportunity to say sorry courtesy of the art duo? Elmgreen & Dragset want you to say sorry in the Rockies

What made Robert Ryman unique

Following the artist’s death on Friday aged 88, we offer a little guidance to his ascetic, yet ever-changing work What made Robert Ryman unique

Did Botticelli burn his greatest paintings?

Today marks the anniversary of the Bonfire of the Vanities. Could the artist have stoked the fire with his own work? Did Botticelli burn his greatest paintings?

The truth about the Freud in Netflix’s Velvet Buzzsaw

It hasn’t been in a crate since ’92, as the film claims, but it is still the perfect addition to this ghoulish movie The truth about the Freud in Netflix’s Velvet Buzzsaw

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