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
Setsuko

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

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
Courtesy ICOM

The week in art news – ICOM agrees on what a museum is

Plus: US Museums must include salaries in job adverts | the interim director of the Orlando Museum resigns after just a month

26 Aug 2022
Photo: Roger Bowdler

The week in art news – Mark Girouard (1931–2022)

Plus: New York museums now need to prominently acknowledge Nazi-looted works | the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. has confirmed the authorship of one of its Vermeers | and the Met has returned two sculptures to Nepal

19 Aug 2022
Lily van der Stokker

In the studio with… Lily van der Stokker

The Dutch artist’s studios are filled with artworks, miniature pieces of furniture and floral vases that she buys at flea markets in France

16 Aug 2022
, from the group known as Orpheus and the Sirens (350–300 BC), southern Italy.

The week in art news – Getty to return illegally excavated Orpheus sculptures to Italy

Plus: an arrest warrant is out for the antiquities dealer Georges Lofti, and the Tate has settled a discrimination case brought by three artists for a six-figure sum

12 Aug 2022
Mariana Castillo Deball studio portrait

In the studio with… Mariana Castillo Deball

The Mexican artist’s studio is filled with books and tiny pieces of detritus that have fallen off her artworks or that she finds on her travels

3 Aug 2022
Not falling any time soon: plaque dedicated to Cecil Rhodes in King Edward Street, adjacent to Oriel College, Oxford.

The week in art news – Cecil Rhodes plaque in Oxford gets listed status

Plus: Long-running dispute between Dmitry Rybolovlev and Yves Bouvier enters new phase and British geologist’s conviction for smuggling antiquities overturned

29 Jul 2022
Nikita Gale. Courtesy Chisenhale Gallery

In the studio with… Nikita Gale

Downtime is important for the artist in downtown Los Angeles, who has a figurine from a children’s television show keep watch over their studio

25 Jul 2022
Pop artist Claes Oldenburg with one of his works, an outsize tube of toothpaste on display in the Dusseldorf Kunsthalle, West Germany.

The week in art news – Claes Oldenburg (1929–2022)

Plus: Documenta director resigns in anti-Semitism row, Italian authorities stop Artemisia sale in Vienna and New York DA’s office returns 142 artefacts to Italy

22 Jul 2022
Torkwase Dyson. Photographed by Suzie Howell

In the studio with… Torkwase Dyson

The New York-based artist listens to experimental jazz and audiobooks about physics, and likes to keep her studio floor clean enough for bare feet

18 Jul 2022
The Horniman Museum and Gardens in Forest Hill, London, designed by Charles Harrison Townsend and constructed in 1898–1901.

The week in art news – Horniman Museum wins Art Fund Museum of the Year prize

Plus: Richard Armstrong to step down as director of Guggenheim in New York | Matthew Hargraves appointed director of the Wadsworth Atheneum | hidden Van Gogh self-portrait found by X-ray | and three Modigliani sketches found under a painting

15 Jul 2022

In the studio with… Christopher Le Brun

The painter begins his day by sneaking up on his paintings in an attempt to see them afresh and completes them at night when they’re looking their worst

12 Jul 2022
Hew Locke portrait

In the studio with… Hew Locke

The British sculptor keeps haunting relics of the colonial era in his London studio – and soothes himself with audiobooks while he works

5 Jul 2022
Masterpiece [Re]discovery 2022. Photo: Ben Fisher Photography, courtesy of Masterpiece London

The Masterpiece podcast: episode three

This episode explores an ancient funeral stele, Marie Antoinette’s breast bowl, and how digital technologies are helping to preserve Egyptian heritage sites

4 Jul 2022
A 19th-century engraving of Jane Austen, likely derived from a portrait of c. 1810 by Cassandra Austen. Photo: Everett Collection Historical/Alamy Stock Photo

The Masterpiece podcast: episode two

An insight into sculpture at this year’s fair, a rediscovered early copy of Austen’s ‘Emma’ and an Italian jeweller’s obsession with Etruria

2 Jul 2022