Features

When the Sun Set: 300 Years since the Death of Louis XIV

The King is dead! Long live the King! Portraits of Louis XIV and his infant successor, Louis XV

1 Sep 2015

Art History for all!

Is there a case for teaching art history in all schools?

31 Aug 2015

Diary: on Francis Haskell

The enduring intellectual influence of Francis Haskell, the ‘historian’s art historian’ who reshaped the whole discipline.

31 Aug 2015

Forum: Should UK museums reintroduce entrance charges?

As some UK museums face cuts of up to 40 per cent, Bill Ferris and Alistair Brown discuss whether they should consider charging entrance fees again.

31 Aug 2015

Letter from Moscow

Does Moscow now have its Tate Modern, in the new Garage Museum of Contemporary Art?

31 Aug 2015

Preview: Parcours des Mondes brings tribal art to Paris

Highlights from the world’s most important commercial tribal art event

27 Aug 2015

Elizabeth Bishop: The Poet’s Eye

A look at the paintings of American poet Elizabeth Bishop

22 Aug 2015

Editor’s Letter: A Guarded View

Industrial action at the National Gallery puts a spotlight on the role of the museum guard

17 Aug 2015

Drawing the Curtain

Why paint a curtain? A look at the long tradition of depicting trompe l’oeil curtains in painting

15 Aug 2015

Human Nature: the unsettling work of Piero di Cosimo

Since Vasari’s day, Piero has been treated as if he were a primitive ‘outsider’ artist

3 Aug 2015

The lost art of Greek bronzes

In search of the lost art of the Greek bronze

25 Jul 2015

Public Relations: Adam Buck’s Regency portrait miniatures

The height of his popularity was also the beginning of the end

13 Jul 2015

Is a $179 million Picasso cause for celebration?

The art market bubble continues to rise

29 Jun 2015

Wanderlust: Joseph Cornell finally arrives in Europe

Even finding some of the artist’s fragile works was a challenge

29 Jun 2015

Copying the classical: Interview with Salvatore Settis

Classical art is a hidden category of our contemporary culture

27 Jun 2015

Classical and contemporary connections: Interview with Germano Celant

The Prada Foundation has no intention of being an ‘ego-museum’

27 Jun 2015

Highlights of Masterpiece London

Where to find the most exceptional works at this year’s fair

22 Jun 2015

The Taste of Victory: British artists and Waterloo

Painters struggled deal with the bloody reality of the battlefield

17 Jun 2015

The Best of Art Basel

See the best work by some of the world’s most sought-after artists – right after you’ve done the dishes

10 Jun 2015

Art in the Garden: Four great ways to enjoy art outdoors in the USA

Soak up some sun and some culture at the same time

7 Jun 2015

Editor’s Letter: Anniversary Years

Clusters of centenary exhibitions and publications may well bring new material to light. But what do they tell us about the way we think now?

1 Jun 2015

Are Italy’s museum reforms enough to stop the rot?

Red tape, nepotism, funding shortages…The Italian museum system has long been in need of an overhaul

1 Jun 2015

Forum: Does London need the Smithsonian?

Edwin Heathcote and Neale Coleman discuss the Smithsonian’s plans to open an outpost in the ‘Olympicopolis’

1 Jun 2015