4 things to see: April Fool’s Day

Our pick of art about folly that it would be unwise to overlook

31 Mar 2023

The restless side of Felix Vallotton’s sleeping woman

At the MAH in Geneva, the artist Ugo Rondinone has rehung Le Sommeil to bring its livelier side to the fore, explains curator Samuel Gross

28 Mar 2023

4 things to see this week: International Tuberculosis Day

How the deadly disease inspired generations of artists and writers

24 Mar 2023

4 things to see this week: St Patrick’s Day

From James Joyce’s Ulysses to Francis Bacon’s screaming portraits, we’ve picked 4 objects to bring you closer to many myths of Ireland

17 Mar 2023

4 things to see this week: the legacy of the Jesuits

How the society of Jesus became one of the most important religious orders in the history of art

10 Mar 2023

4 things to see this week: International Women’s Day

Our pick of the most powerful works by women artists who have used their practices to champion greater equality

3 Mar 2023

A Netherlandish Saint Luke dressed up to the nines

Stephan Kemperdick of Berlin’s Gemäldegalerie talks Apollo through Hugo van der Goes’s stylish depiction of the saint

27 Feb 2023

Beyond TEFAF – the shows to see in and around Maastricht this month

There’s plenty to see beyond the walls of the MECC, including Flemish Caravaggism in Ghent, Swedish mysticism in Brussels and a once-in-a-lifetime Vermeer show in Amsterdam

24 Feb 2023
The artist Marc Camille Chaimowicz at home

In the studio with… Marc Camille Chaimowicz

The elusive artist discourages visitors but enjoys the company of a mysterious wooden statue that was left behind by a previous occupant

23 Feb 2023

The fifth edition of the Ithra Art Prize is open for submissions

Contemporary artists who are from or have been based in the Arab world for at least 10 years are eligible to apply for the $100,000 grant

22 Feb 2023

The world’s richest man makes quite an impression

The luxury conglomerate led by the French tycoon presented a Caillebotte to the Musée d’Orsay this week, but that didn’t stop him being denounced by pension protesters

4 Feb 2023

Acquisitions of the Month: January 2023

A first for the Frick and a Caillebotte at the Musée d’Orsay are among the most important works to enter museum collections this month

3 Feb 2023

The tale of the magpie that taunted a tiger

Robert Mintz of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco explains how tensions between tigers and magpies in Korean folk tales made their way on to a porcelain vase

30 Jan 2023

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