Craig Burnett is the author of Philip Guston: The Studio (Afterall Books) and director of exhibitions at Pilar Corrias.

Manet and Degas face off at the Met

The different approaches of the two great friends and rivals form a thrilling contrast when seen side by side

28 Oct 2023

The guiding hand of Hugo van der Goes

The Netherlandish painter is a master of directing viewers to the telling detail

21 Jun 2023
The Baptism of Christ Poussin

Stripped back – how a figure freed up Poussin’s painting

A figure that appears in Poussin’s ‘The Baptism of Christ’ may reveal the artist’s (secret) influence

26 Sep 2022
Philip Guston Dawn

Mixed emotions – the uneasy art of Philip Guston

The artist’s motivations for painting hooded Ku Klux Klan figures were as complicated and unsettling as our reactions as viewers might be

28 Apr 2022
A Bacchanalian Revel before a Term (detail; 1632–33), Nicolas Poussin. The National Gallery

Poussin’s dancers pass the test of time

Time is suspended in Nicolas Poussin’s paintings of dancers who revel in the viewer’s attention

23 Oct 2021
Guston in the studio with Painter’s Table (1973).

‘Philip Guston’s life traced that of modern art itself’

A new biography by Robert Storr offers a comprehensive yet personal account of the artist’s complex career

12 May 2020
Still from the digital video installation One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk (2019), by Isuma, the central work in the Canadian Pavilion at the 2019 Venice Biennale.

Venice in furs – an Inuit collective at the Biennale

The Isuma collective’s new film draws on the history of coerced relocation of Inuit communities in Canada

8 May 2019
The Line (detail; 1978), Philip Guston.

The literary lineage of Philip Guston

Philip Guston’s engagement with literature cemented his place in the history of art

9 May 2017