In pictures

Art and Optimism in 1950s Britain

A selection of works on show in ‘Art and Optimism in 1950s Britain’, which opens today at MIMA

21 Feb 2014

Weather-beaten: storms in art

After last week’s bad weather, Apollo picks a selection of stormy landscapes

19 Feb 2014

The Surprised Masks: James Ensor

We highlight some of the works currently on show in ‘The Surprised Masks: James Ensor’ at the Kunstmuseum Basel

17 Feb 2014

With Love: The art of romance

Happy Valentine’s Day!

14 Feb 2014

Gallery: Photographs at Play

We asked the curator of ‘A Collective Invention’ to select nine photographs from The Morgan’s upcoming show

13 Feb 2014

From Matisse to the Blue Rider

Impressionism, Fauvism and Expressionism: some interesting images from the new exhibition at Kunsthaus, Zürich

10 Feb 2014

Stardust Selection

‘Bailey’s Stardust’ at the National Portrait Gallery opened to the public today: here’s a taster of what’s on show

6 Feb 2014

Highlights: Brancusi, Rosso, Man Ray

A slideshow of fascinating works by Brancusi, Rosso and Man Ray at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

4 Feb 2014

A Royal Passion: Queen Victoria and Photography

A selection of photographs from the Getty Center’s latest exhibition

3 Feb 2014

Pony Club: Apollo’s pick of horses in art

Happy Chinese New Year

31 Jan 2014

Popularity Contest: Boston Loves Impressionism

The votes are in: these are the 10 most popular Impressionist pieces at the MFA Boston. Pick a favourite…

28 Jan 2014

Curiosity Shots

Curiouser and curiouser… unusual items from the University of Cambridge Museums

27 Jan 2014

Apollo Advent Calendar

Gift of the year… Leonard A. Lauder’s promised gift of 78 Cubist artworks to the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a monumental offering

24 Dec 2013

Apollo Advent Calendar: Day 24

Robert Rauschenberg’s ‘Canyon’ joins five of his other combines at MoMA, while the Art Gallery of New South Wales acquires an Ed Ruscha

24 Dec 2013

Apollo Advent Calendar: Day 23

Theo Wormland’s collection of Surrealist art has been on loan to the Pinakothek der Moderne for 30 years. In 2013 it was bequeathed to the museum

23 Dec 2013

Apollo Advent Calendar: Day 22

Acquired at auction, this unusually large painting by Hopper joins a group of the artist’s works on paper already in the Crystal Bridges Museum of Art

22 Dec 2013

Apollo Advent Calendar: Day 21

Paul Jacoulet is among the few Western artists to master the Japanese art of ukiyo-e. A collection of his work goes to the Musée du Quai Branly

21 Dec 2013

Apollo Advent Calendar: Day 20

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens have acquired 13 pieces of furniture designed by Frank Lloyd Wright

20 Dec 2013

Apollo Advent Calendar: Day 19

This important late work by Corot was left to the British nation by Lucian Freud, who specifically intended it for the National Gallery

19 Dec 2013

Apollo Advent Calendar: Day 18

This 15m scroll illustrates scenes from US Commodore Matthew Perry’s diplomatic visit to Japan in 1854, and reveals an amusing clash of cultures

18 Dec 2013

Apollo Advent Calendar: Day 17

‘I am told I got it to look better than anything I have yet done,’ said Constable of this iconic painting of Salisbury Cathedral

17 Dec 2013

Apollo Advent Calendar: Day 16

Its last owner had been using it as a television stand – now, this exquisite Japanese maki-e chest has a home at the Rijksmuseum

16 Dec 2013

Apollo Advent Calendar: Day 15

The Meadows Museum has acquired a virtuoso piece of baroque Spanish devotional sculpture by Juan Alonso Villabrille y Ron

15 Dec 2013

Apollo Advent Calendar: Day 14

As an early example of Fragonard’s work, this painting of Aurora is extremely rare. It has been acquired by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

14 Dec 2013