Maggie Gray is digital editor of Apollo

Installation view of 'Per Kirkeby: Paintings and Bronzes from the 1980s' at Michael Werner Gallery, London, photo: courtesy Michael Werner Gallery, London and New York

Per Kirkeby’s triumph of form over substance

The Danish artist clearly takes great delight in the physical properties of paint (and bronze, too)

18 Aug 2017
33 (2017), Mario Santizo at the Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts. Photo courtesy the author

Collaboration and conversation in Ljubljana

A shared belief in the democratic possibilities of print makes for an optimistic biennial

20 Jul 2017
Nymph Removing a Thorn from a Greyhound’s Foot (1848), Richard James Wyatt. Temple Newsam, Leeds. Photo: Art UK / Leeds Museums and Galleries

Public sculpture in the UK is about to become more visible

Art UK, which last year launched a digital catalogue of every oil painting in public ownership, has embarked on an equivalent project for sculpture

22 Jun 2017

‘Everything I know comes from painting’

The possibilities of paint are inexhaustible, says the German artist Markus Lüpertz

20 May 2017
'TEFAF Curated - La Grande Horizontale' at TEFAF Maastricht 2017. Photo: Harry Heuts

The art of lying down

Penelope Curtis discusses this year’s TEFAF Curated display, ‘La Grande Horizontale’, which explores the theme of the recumbent figure in art

13 Mar 2017
Installation view, showing Volute IV and Volute V by Paul de Monchaux, at Megan Piper, London, 2016

Art and humanity in the work of Paul de Monchaux

The sculptor discusses abstraction, music, architecture, carving kerb stones, and the ‘common enterprise’ at the heart of it all

9 Jan 2017
British Sopwith Camels Leaving Their Aerodrome on Patrol over the Asiago Plateau, (1918), Sydney Carline.

War in the sunshine, abstraction in India, and art in a prison

The art of aerial warfare is explored at the Estorick Collection; Claude Cahun and Gillian Wearing make a formidable pair at the NPG; and Edmund Clark heads to prison for art

28 Dec 2016
Rauschenberg photographed in Captiva, Florida, 1978. Photo: Attributed to Billy Klüver; courtesy Robert Rauschenberg Foundation

Robert Rauschenberg’s escape to Florida

In 1970 Rauschenberg left New York City for an island off the Florida coast. His retreat from the city transformed his art, and his legacy

30 Nov 2016

Picasso satirised his sitters – and art itself

The satirical intent behind many of Picasso’s portraits is striking in this exhibition

8 Nov 2016
(2016), Neo Rauch. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London

Neo Rauch and the carnival of European art

The German artist’s work, finally on show in London, is an uprooted reunion of everything strange in the supposedly familiar tale of western art history

14 Oct 2016