Simon Grant is a writer and art historian

Ground force – the artists who set out to surpass nature

An ambitious exhibition at the Beaux-Arts de Paris considers the mutual rivalry between art and science over the centuries

30 Jun 2022
Mid-Lent (detail; 1925–26), Francis Picabia. Courtesy Kunsthaus Zürich; © ProLitteris 2016

Saint Augustine, Napoleon, the Funny Guy: the many faces of Francis Picabia

Picabia seemed to sense the edginess of every decade in which he lived – and reinvented his art to reflect it

12 Sep 2016

Why collect only women artists?

Valeria Napoleone discusses her unusual collection, and the importance of her relationships with artists

27 Mar 2016