The Eavesdropper (detail; c. 1656), Nicolaes Maes. The Wellington Collection, Apsley House (English Heritage), London

Nicolaes Maes – the Dutch painter who made a virtue of versatility

This pupil of Rembrandt has often been mistaken for other artists, but is there an unity to be found in his many styles?

25 Oct 2019
Speed (1922), Claude Flight.

Lino sheets and London streets – the pioneers of modern British printmaking

For a brief period between the wars, the Grosvenor School in Pimlico was the site of a printmaking revolution

8 Jul 2019
Boar (1957), Elisabeth Frink.

Shining a spotlight on sculpture in the UK

With an ambitious digitisation project, Art UK aims to foster appreciation of an art form that is sometimes overlooked

22 Feb 2019
View of the Grand Gallery at the National Museum of Scotland.

A new era at the National Museum of Scotland

The last phase of the museum’s makeover gives its Egyptian, East Asian and ceramic collections a chance to shine

14 Feb 2019
Sofas Galore (c. 1980s), Jean Cooke. © The artist's estate, courtesy Piano Nobile

The unsettling domesticity of Jean Cooke

The claustrophobia in this British painter’s work hints at a talent stifled by her better-known artist husband

22 Jan 2019
The Replica scanner developed by Factum Arte, currently digitising the photographic library of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini in Venice. Photo: Matteo De Fina; courtesy Fondazione Giorgio Cini

How high-resolution photography is changing the way we look at art

Advances in digital imaging are revolutionising the study of art history

6 Nov 2018
Last Self-Portrait (1956), David Bomberg

David Bomberg finally gets his due

The English painter’s work found early success, but has since been unduly neglected

27 Jul 2018
The exterior of Istanbul Modern, which is being housed in a temporary space in the Union Française building until it's new Renzo Piano-designed home opens in 2021

Will the new Istanbul Modern revitalise Turkey’s struggling art scene?

The new Renzo Piano-designed Istanbul Modern is set to open in 2021, but will it signal a return to health for the country’s art scene?

27 Jun 2018
The Famous Women Dinner Service (set of 50) (c. 1932–34), Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant.

It’s time to recognise the radicalism of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant

A rediscovered set of dinner plates depicting famous women prompts a reassessment of the pair’s artistic collaboration

19 Mar 2018
Mugs (1944), Ben Nicholson.

A new look for Kettle’s Yard

After a major refurbishment, Kettle’s Yard is reopening – but it remains true to the spirit of its founder, Jim Ede

3 Feb 2018
River God (c. 1526–27), Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564). Accademia delle Arti del Disegno, Florence

‘An age riven with contradictory impulses’

The Palazzo Strozzi makes the most of the tensions that fuelled the cinquecento’s creative energy

15 Nov 2017
Scenes from the Lives of the Virgin and other Saints, (c. 1300-05), Giovanni da Rimini.

The rich artistic world of Giovanni da Rimini

Very few panel paintings by the Italian Trecento artist survive. Currently, all of them are at the National Gallery in London

10 Aug 2017
Landscape Near Kingston, Jamaica (1950), John Minton. Pallant House Gallery.

The artistic and personal struggles of John Minton

The British artist’s tense canvases are often troubling psychological self-portraits

10 Jul 2017
Peter Laszlo Peri's 'Sunbathers', rediscovered at the Clarendon Hotel, London, in February 2017. © Historic England

When artists fall through the cracks of history

Was it concrete or Communism that caused modernist sculptor Peter Laszlo Peri’s slide into obscurity?

11 May 2017
Painted Hall Ceiling Tours. © ORNC

Is accessible conservation more than a PR trick?

How sceptical should we be of the move towards a more transparent approach to cultural heritage?

3 Apr 2017
Soldier from the Royal Engineers with two messenger dogs and a roadside shrine (December 1917), Ernest Brooks. Courtesy: Imperial War Museum

British wartime experience in Italy has been brought to life in London

A nuanced and often surprising exhibition at the Estorick Collection explores British depictions of the Italian frontline towards the end of the First World War

7 Mar 2017
Thames Painting: The Estuary. (1994–95), Michael Andrews. © The Estate of Michael Andrews. Courtesy James Hyman Gallery, London. Photo: Mike Bruce/Gagosian

How Michael Andrews breathed life into painting

Abstraction and representation blend effortlessly and mysteriously in Michael Andrews’ paintings, which are on view at Gagosian in London

31 Jan 2017

Wake up Jonathan Jones! British art is not just about Turner

British modernism is having a ‘moment’ and Jonathan Jones is displeased. Why is he so upset, and what does any of it have to do with Brexit?

21 Dec 2016

How classicism took hold of the modern age

An exhibition at Pallant House shows how classicism was a way of reinvigorating modernist experimentation

4 Nov 2016

It’s about time Winifred Knights got some attention

The Dulwich Picture Gallery finally spotlights this British modernist, whose work owes much to Renaissance traditions

1 Sep 2016

Threatened Keith Haring mural says a lot about how we value public art

This is but one more example of the vulnerability of art beyond the gallery walls

18 Aug 2016

Will listing post-war public art really help to save it?

Historic England’s last-ditch efforts to focus public attention on public art

27 Jan 2016