Thomas Marks is the editor of Apollo

Paintings by De Chirico hang in the mirrored dining room of Francesco Federico Cerruti's villa. Photo: Gabriele Gaidano

The mysteries of collecting

They don’t make collectors like Francesco Federico Cerruti any more. Or do they?

29 Aug 2017
Martin Roth, Apollo magazine, 40 Under 40 Europe

A tribute to Martin Roth (1955–2017)

The former director of the Victoria & Albert Museum has died at the age of 62

7 Aug 2017
Adoration (after Jan Gossaert) (detail; 2015–16), Raqib Shaw. Photo: White Cube, Ben Westoby; © Raqib Shaw

‘Your integrity towards your art is what matters’

Raqib Shaw discusses working in silence, the perks of porcupine quills, and how his native Kashmir inspired his love of detail

8 Jul 2017
After A Midsummer Night's Dream (detail), by Raqib Shaw. © Raqib Shaw and the Whitworth, the University of Manchester

The quiet appeal of artists’ gardens

Raqib Shaw, Monet, Georgia O’Keeffe, the Bloomsbury set… Why do so many artists become obsessed with their garden getaways?

26 Jun 2017

Is this a golden age for older artists?

Innovation and potential are not merely the preserve of the younger generation – as these artists are proving

29 May 2017
Glassmasters working on Pieke Bergman's piece for 'Glasstress 2009'. Courtesy of Fondazione Berengo

Venice must keep its Murano glass industry intact

The future of the historic craft will only be secure if contemporary artists and audiences understand it better

24 Apr 2017
Eike Schmidt on April 4, 2017 in Florence, at the Gucci Cruise 2018 press conference. Photo by Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images for Gucci

The man in charge of modernising the Uffizi

Reforming Italy’s most famous museum is a huge and sensitive task for new director Eike Schmidt

8 Apr 2017

The art world must do more to support experts

Now is the moment for those who lament the passing of connoisseurship to work together to encourage its revival

27 Mar 2017
Strand (Thus the light rains, thus pours) (2016), Christopher Le Brun. Courtesy the artist and Albertz Benda, New York

‘Joy has to be part of the vocabulary of art’

Christopher Le Brun PRA discusses the musical and mythological inspirations behind his work as an exhibition of his new paintings opens across two US venues

8 Mar 2017

We can all learn from the Dutch art world

TEFAF Maastricht turns 30 this year, and Dutch museums are going from strength to strength. What’s behind their extraordinary success?

27 Feb 2017
Kirklees council closed the Red House Museum in December 2016 due to budget constraints.

Regional museums are opportunities, not burdens – but only if we think creatively

Funding is difficult, but local councils must wake up to the potential of the art and museums in their care, and fight to secure their future

30 Jan 2017
Tristram Hunt,

The V&A springs a surprise with Tristram Hunt

His appointment as V&A director is surprising but could prove inspired

13 Jan 2017
School IV: Barracuda under Skipjack Tuna (1978), Michael Andrews

Balloon paintings, Baroque altarpieces and opera

Michael Andrews finally gets a showing at Gagosian, the National Gallery prepares for its spring blockbuster, and more

26 Dec 2016
Portrait of a Young Man in a Red Cap (Detail) c.1529, Jacopo Pontormo. The National Gallery's matching offer to buy the painting has been rejected.

What price for a Pontormo?

The government’s efforts to keep a rare Pontormo in the UK after it was sold unexpectedly by its owner have revealed cracks in the export bar process

19 Dec 2016
The Apollo Awards 2016, at the Sunbeam Studios, London, sponsored by Porsche. Photo © Amy Scaife

We should all celebrate the people and projects behind art’s growing popularity

Apollo’s annual awards are a great opportunity to reflect on the achievements of the art world, and the people within it who are driving it forwards

28 Nov 2016

Why Austria’s leading museum has cause to celebrate

Sabine Haag, the director-general of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, discusses how one of the world’s grandest museums is preparing for the future

23 Nov 2016

A tribute to Giles Waterfield (1949–2016)

The curator, academic critic, and novelist was an inspirational figure, but also a dear friend to many in the art world

8 Nov 2016

Art history benefits us all. Why won’t the government fight for it?

We will never defeat the notion that art is the preserve of the privileged, if we stop people from learning about it

25 Oct 2016
Installation view of 'Betamale Trilogy (Class Cabin)' (2015, Jon Rafman. Photo: Simon Vogel; courtesy Julia Stoschek Collecktion; © Jon Rafman/Future Gallery, Berlin

New media requires a new type of collector

‘I wouldn’t want Matthew Barney on a loop in my sitting room’ – but some people do

26 Sep 2016
Dice Players (c. 1650–51), Georges de La Tour and Studio. © Preston Park Museum and Grounds

Stepping out of Caravaggio’s shadow

Plus: Neo Rauch finally comes to London; John Wesley's odd eroticism; and Alighiero Boetti's monumental use of mementoes

24 Sep 2016

Why we should take Thomas Hardy seriously as an architect

An altarpiece believed to have been designed by the novelist has resurfaced in Windsor. It’s an important reminder of how his architectural training informed his life’s work

1 Sep 2016
Country Club: Chicken Wire

Why have artists fallen out of love with sport?

Sport is more popular than ever, but only a handful of contemporary artists take it seriously as a subject. It wasn’t always this way…

20 Aug 2016
Martin Roth, director of the Victorian and Albert Museum, accepts the Art Fund's Museum of the Year Award 2016 from the Duchess of Cambridge, during a ceremony at the Natural History Museum, London.

Why the V&A is Museum of the Year – and also a museum of the future

The museum was recently awarded the Art Fund’s most prestigious award, but there are challenges as well as opportunities ahead

8 Jul 2016

The secret lives of the great art dealers

The art dealer memoir offers a rare chance to gain access into the life of even the most elusive art dealer

27 Jun 2016