Reviews

Prayer nut with The Nativity and The Adoration of the Magi (detail; c. 1510–25), Adam Dircksz and workshop

Small but perfectly formed

Examples of Dutch micro-carving on show at the Rijksmuseum are full of astounding detail

28 Jun 2017
Wader (1963), Milton Avery/. Courtesy The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation and Victoria Miro, London.

Milton Avery’s unique American modernism

An exhibition of the artist’s works at Victoria Miro – the first in London in over a decade – is a lesson in painterly deftness

23 Jun 2017
One of the hexapteryga (detail) in the pendentives of the Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, photo: Dumbarton Oaks

The short step from pagan portraits to early Christian icons

Pagan and Christian art have more in common than you think – or so a polemical new book argues

22 Jun 2017

The Charterhouse is a time capsule in the centre of London

As part of a former monastic complex, the Charterhouse is a living reminder of London’s medieval past

21 Jun 2017
Man Searching for Immortality/Woman Searching for Eternity (installation view; 2013), Bill Viola. Courtesy Bill Viola Studio and Blain|Southern, London

Bill Viola breathes fresh life into the Renaissance

A thrilling opportunity to see Bill Viola’s work alongside the Renaissance art that inspired it

20 Jun 2017
Frank Lloyd Wright’s unbuilt 1957–58 plan for Greater Baghdad. The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives, New York

MoMA puts on a model exhibition about Frank Lloyd Wright

This revelatory show matches Frank Lloyd Wright’s work to his personality and his designs to his ambitions

19 Jun 2017
The Parthenon of Books (2017), Marta Minujín. Friedrichsplatz, Kassel, Documenta 14. Photo: Roman März

What has Kassel’s Documenta learned from Athens?

The Kassel leg of Documenta 14 has just opened, but will it fare batter than its much-criticised Athens counterpart?

19 Jun 2017

The grand gestures hiding in Parisian churches

Religious art didn’t die out in the 18th century – Parisian churches are full of large-scale baroque paintings

16 Jun 2017
Matching Pair (2017), Grayson Perry. Photo: Robert Glowacki; courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro, London; © Grayson Perry

Has Grayson Perry’s populist approach paid off?

Art must be accessible, says Perry, but it must also make people feel included

15 Jun 2017
Élevage de poussière (1920), Man Ray and Marcel Duchamp. © Succession Marcel Duchamp/ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2017 © Man Ray Trust/ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2017

Gathering dust at the Whitechapel Gallery

With its abstract qualities and unsettling symbolic significance, dust emerged as a key theme in 20th-century photography

13 Jun 2017