Book competition

Your chance to win ‘Ravilious and Co: The Pattern of Friendship’, by Andy Friend (Thames & Hudson)

23 Jun 2017
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The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

The art world responds to the UK election; Michel Houellebecq discusses his ‘French Bashing’ exhibition; and is Kate Middleton a skater girl now?

13 Jun 2017

Book competition

Your chance to win ’Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting’ (Yale University Press)

9 Jun 2017
Self Portrait with Ata Kandó, Paris (1953), Ed van der Elsken

Acquisitions of the month: May 2017

A Delacroix heads for Munich, and a number of major museums have significantly expanded their photography holdings

8 Jun 2017
Ant Farm at Yang Zhen (Beijing), China (2003–10), Wim Delvoye. Courtesy Studio Wim Delvoye, Belgium

‘The Cloaca are machines, they’re animals, they’re us’

Wim Delvoye discusses merde-making machines, mass production, pig tattoos and Europe’s messy future

29 May 2017
Illustration by Graham Roumieu/Dutch Uncle

Do artists’ lives get in the way of their work?

An exhibition of Eric Gill’s art in Ditchling raises questions about how far we can separate art from life. Should biography shape our understanding of an artist’s work?

26 May 2017

Book competition

Your chance to win ‘Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World’ by Joanna Marschner with David Bindman and Lisa L. Ford (eds.)

26 May 2017

The Apollo podcast: Charles Saumarez Smith

Thomas Marks talks to the Secretary and Chief Executive of the Royal Academy about his new book on East London

24 May 2017

Book competition

Your chance to win ‘Picturing America: the Golden Age of Pictorial Maps’ by Stephen J. Hornsby

12 May 2017
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1829), Sir Thomas Lawrence. © National Portrait Gallery, London

Acquisitions of the month: April 2017

The finest new additions to public art collections, from the final portrait of the 1st Duke of Wellington, to a rare Modigliani sculpture

9 May 2017