The Azerbaijani artist turning fleeting moments into poetic paintings

Cesar Mammadov draws inspiration from his home city of Baku and the landscapes he encounters on his travels

26 Jan 2023

‘Drawn from life: biography in British art history’ – a talk at London Art Fair

A panel discussion with Peter Parker (writer) and Florence Evans (art historian, curator and dealer). Chaired by Samuel Reilly

12 Jan 2023
Portrait of Sarah Bernhardt (detail; 1876), Georges Clairin.

The major art anniversaries to look out for in 2023

Joshua Reynolds, Sarah Bernhardt and Pablo Picasso are all being celebrated in anniversary events this year

28 Dec 2022
Douglas Gordon

In the studio with… Douglas Gordon

The Glaswegian artist works in the dark to a soundtrack of Irish rebel music and keeps a Narwhal penis bone next to his rifle and arctic wolf

8 Dec 2022
Adoration of the Shepherds (detail; 1485), Domenico Ghirlandaio. Santa Trinità, Florence

Mother superior – a very proud Mary in Florence

Packed with nods to the patron for whom it was painted, the ‘Adoration of the Shepherds’ is one of Domenico Ghirlandaio’s most appealing works

28 Nov 2022

In the studio with… Lucia Laguna

The Brazilian artist draws influence from the views of Rio de Janeiro’s suburbs she can see through her studio windows

14 Nov 2022

In the studio with… Hernan Bas

The Miami-based artist isn’t especially keen on visitors, but he has a television and an 18th-century cooling casket to keep him company

8 Nov 2022
Cup with dragon handles (12th–14th century) China. Walters Art Museum, Baltimore

Chasing the dragons – the art of ritual in ancient China

Curator Dany Chan takes a close look at an exquisite jade cup in the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore

31 Oct 2022
Himali Singh Soin

In the studio with… Himali Singh Soin

The Indian artist enjoys company while she’s working and even occasionally posts an open invitation on Instagram, encouraging visitors to drop by

25 Oct 2022
Joël Andrianomearisoa

In the studio with… Joël Andrianomearisoa

The Malagasy artist is not nearly as minimal as his work might suggest – on an average day, his studio is filled with books, drawings, flowers and the smell of cigarettes

17 Oct 2022
Soheila Sokhanvari

In the studio with…. Soheila Sokhanvari

The Iranian artist takes time to settle into her space in the mornings and then becomes so immersed in her work that she forgets about lunch completely

10 Oct 2022
The Rosetta Stone in the British Museum

The week in art news – calls for the Rosetta Stone’s return to Egypt grow louder

Plus: the V&A has finally removed the Sackler name from the museum and Chris Dercon is to lead the Fondation Cartier

7 Oct 2022
The artist Dindga McCannon in her studio.

In the studio with… Dindga McCannon

The Philadelphia-based artist prefers the comforts of working at home, but she’s found the perfect compromise with a studio that has its own washing machine

6 Oct 2022
Virginie Amélie Avegno, Madame Gautreau (Madame X) (detail; c. 1884), John Singer Sargent. Frick Collection, New York (promised gift from Elizabeth and Jean-Marie Eveillard)

The making of John Singer Sargent’s scandalous ‘Madame X’

The painter’s sketch for his portrait of Madame X allows us to see his subject quite differently – and fills a long-standing gap at the Frick Collection

26 Sep 2022

In the studio with… Setsuko

The Japanese artist can’t imagine a more serene place than her studio in Paris, in a building she shares with more than 100 Tibetan artisans

26 Sep 2022

Introducing the Apollo 40 Under 40 Asia Pacific

This year’s list of the most talented young people working in the Asia Pacific art world

22 Sep 2022

In the studio with… Adam Pendleton

The New York-based artist enjoys strolling to his studio at the weekends to work in a quiet, concentrated atmosphere

20 Sep 2022
Teresita Fernández

In the studio with… Teresita Fernández

The New York-based artist cherishes her ongoing conversations with Cecilia Vicuña but is otherwise selective about who visits her sacred studio space

13 Sep 2022

The Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp makes room for the new

As the museum prepares to reopen after its 11-year refurbishment, Apollo finds out just how much has changed

10 Sep 2022

In the studio with… Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme

Conversation is paramount for this artistic duo – though they’ve yet to really talk about the mystery box of records in their New York studio

9 Sep 2022
Queen Elizabeth II

The many faces of the Queen

From Cecil Beaton to Lucian Freud, some of the greatest names of the late 20th century have captured the Queen’s likeness

8 Sep 2022
Photograph from an exhibition of the Guelph Treasure in Berlin in 2015.

US court dismisses Guelph Treasure lawsuit

Plus: antiquities trafficking investigation extends to Germany and dealer Johann König accused of sexual misconduct

2 Sep 2022
Joana Vasconcelos

In the studio with… Joana Vasconcelos

The Lisbon-based artist once invited the fashion designer John Galliano to join the studio’s Bollywood dance rehearsal

31 Aug 2022
(detail; 1601–04), Cristofano Gaffurri after a design by Jacopo Ligozzi. Gallerie degli Uffizi, Florence

How Ferdinand I de’ Medici set his might in stone

Curator Alessandra Griffo of the Uffizi tells Apollo how a remarkable pietra dura table-top would have dazzled visitors to the Medici court

30 Aug 2022