Emma Crichton-Miller is a freelance journalist and an Apollo columnist

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The fall and rise of the second school of Paris

This loose group of European artists lost out to the American Abstract Expressionists in the 1960s. But are we seeing a revival of interest?

Giacometti Self-Portrait

Giacometti’s art channels the nervousness of an entire era

The Sainsbury Centre’s exhibition reveals an artist grappling with a sense of human frailty

18 May 2016
The Peaceable Kingdom with the Leopard of Serenity

The growing craze for American folk art

Collectors love it for its graphic power – and Europe’s growing interest in outsider art could widen the market

Tableau Rastadada (1920), Francis Picabia. © ADAGP, Paris and DACS London 2016

What is Dada? (And how much is it worth?)

Dada ‘anti-art’ works are deliberately contradictory. They’re also notoriously unpredictable when they come to market

A collection of Victorian drawings land in the UK

Leighton House proves a perfect backdrop for a remarkable collection of drawings

25 Feb 2016

The march of time at Modern Art Oxford: Celebrating 50 years

An ambitious year-long survey celebrates Modern Art Oxford’s great moments since its founding 50 years ago

11 Feb 2016

Strength in numbers: stars of Netherlandish drawing, from Frans Floris to Rubens

‘The absence of big names is one of the joys of the exhibition.’ A revelatory display of drawings puts works by lesser-known Netherlandish masters in the spotlight.

Ashmolean proves Venetian art was about more than just colour

Vasari was wrong: the Venetians could draw after all

21 Oct 2015

‘Watching this chaos unfurl’: Interview with Joanna Kirk

‘There is an element in my work that is a bit like bringing up small children’

22 Sep 2015

Black & White: Interview with William Kentridge

For the South African artist William Kentridge, everything begins with printmaking

28 Jul 2015

Jonathan Richardson by himself

The 18th-century artist’s self-portraits are a remarkable exercise in self-scrutiny.

27 Jul 2015

Fitzwilliam Museum shows off its wonderful watercolours

This show proves that the medium is far more versatile than people think

10 Jul 2015

Auckland Castle’s plan to revive religious art

Having Bill Viola open proceedings this summer is a real coup

Highlights of Masterpiece London

Where to find the most exceptional works at this year’s fair

22 Jun 2015

Gleeful, savage and subversive: don’t miss Goya’s drawings at the Courtauld

Goya let his imagination run riot in his sketchbooks

A strong year for Art Basel in Hong Kong

ABHK is the youngest of Art Basel’s progeny, but it is no less breezily confident for that

31 Mar 2015

Travelling Treasures: The Frick Collection at the Mauritshuis

Masterpieces from New York’s Frick Collection travel to The Hague

12 Feb 2015

Review: ‘Conscience and Conflict’ at Pallant House Gallery

The Spanish Civil War had a huge impact on the life and work of many British artists

22 Jan 2015

A fine vintage: BRAFA preview

Brafa may have been running for 60 years, but with more international dealers and an ambitious events programme, it continues to raise its game

19 Jan 2015

12 Days: Highlights of 2015

2015 is the year to see some exceptional Old Master drawings in the UK

‘Wojciech Fangor. Colour-Light-Space’ curated by de Pury de Pury

One of Poland’s most highly regarded living artists presents mesmerising large canvases of shimmering colour

17 Dec 2014

Artes Mundi: international art in Cardiff

One participating artist will win the Artes Mundi Prize, but this year the focus is on the exhibition as a whole

13 Nov 2014

Beyond Limits: Sotheby’s sculpture park at Chatsworth

It is not just collectors who enjoy the encounter with sculpture in the landscape. The public seems just as keen

17 Oct 2014

Outside the tents: Frieze Sculpture Park

One source of respite from the surrounding art fair frenzy is the Frieze Sculpture Park

17 Oct 2014