Several displays of 18th-century art have opened recently. What’s behind the current interest in this elegant era?
The standard of Ireland’s latest clutch of public statues ranges from poor to dreadful
Syrian cultural artefacts are at risk from looting and illicit trade. ICOM’s Red List is one of the measures that might prevent their disappearance
The Whitechapel Gallery celebrates Acme Studios’ avant-garde roots, but is it now just urban ruin-porn for London’s property developers?
The Keeper’s House at the Royal Academy has opened, boasting tasteful dining rooms, a geisha-girl bar and a secret garden…
A new Titian is a rare thing indeed; and it certainly looks good enough to be true
‘Maybe it’s perfectly legitimate that they are here because Bob Dylan painted them…’ Why are musicians so popular with major art galleries?
Curators are not ‘pirates who’ve taken over the ship’ and Waldemar Januszczak should know it
Six shortlisted artists have cooked up their plans for London’s Fourth Plinth
Sketches made at the same time as Sunset at Montmajour (1888) reveal Van Gogh’s struggle to portray the landscape in the right light
An exhibition at the Bowes Museum proves that Laura Ashley’s influence lives on
TEDxAlbertopolis promised to dispel the myth that science and art are divided. They clearly aren’t and arguably never have been
A new set of interactive digital displays has been unveiled at Tate Modern that seeks to create a ‘digital community within the building’
British Pop art is experiencing something of a resurgence in the UK. What makes it so appealing?
There’s history behind the V&A’s ‘Pearls’ exhibition, its partnership with the Qatar Museums Authority, and its aptly-named sponsor, Shell
Nostalgic exhibitions of 1980s fashion and subculture at the ICA and V&A are proof that the show is over
The ‘Larrikins’, counter-culture and psychedelic Smartiples: an alternative look at Australian art in London
Laura Knight is undoubtedly an important figure in British art and history; she’s just not a particularly inspiring painter
The sale of Sir Albert Richardson’s collection is a loss for the nation that could and should have been averted
It may be a publicity stunt, but the V&A’s controversial acquisition of the ‘Liberator’ 3D printed gun says a lot about our ambivalent relationship to new technologies
The proliferation of ‘mega spaces’ in London looks set to continue, and it leaves too many smaller galleries struggling to keep their footing
The view from Richmond Hill has changed little since Turner brought landscape out from the background of British painting