John Rothenstein book jacket

John Rothenstein’s turbulent time at the Tate

The museum’s fifth director presided over a difficult period of its history, but left it in a better state than he found it

26 Oct 2018
Reclining Nude (1919), Amedeo Modigliani. Museum of Modern Art, New York

Modigliani’s powerfully modern portraits get the attention they deserve

The Tate’s blockbuster exhibition gives Modigliani’s reputation a welcome boost, prioritising his art over biography

6 Feb 2018
Still Life with Seashell on Black Marble (1940), Henri Matisse. Photo © Archives H. Matisse © Succession H. Matisse/DACS 2017

The stuff of art: objects from Matisse’s studio

The objects in Matisse’s collection shaped his revolutionary aesthetic, and inspired him to push beyond the boundaries of the European tradition

4 Oct 2017
Flora in Calix Light (1950), David Jones. Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge. © the Estate of David Jones

How David Jones resisted the modern world

A new biography reveals an artist who, falling out of step with contemporary life, created an imaginative world of his own through art

12 Jun 2017
Easter Monday (c. 1950), Winifred Nicholson.

Winifred Nicholson and the pleasures of colour

An exhibition on Winifred Nicholson shows why her painting had such an impact on the work of her peers

21 Dec 2016