Reviews

Vincent (Robert Gulaczyk).

A moving picture of Vincent van Gogh

The new film ‘Loving Vincent’ has its mawkish moments, but its oil-painted imagery sets it apart

20 Oct 2017
Harbor Marina (Morning), Memphis, TN (2000), Alec Soth. © Magnum/Alec Soth. Image courtesy of Beetles+Huxley and Sean Kelly Gallery, NY

Taking notes with Alec Soth

Soth’s photographs in ‘Sleeping by the Mississippi’ are beautiful and intriguing, but the stories behind them bring them to life

17 Oct 2017
The print sller (detail; 1675–96), Jan van Somer. Photo © Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

The art market in the Forum

A new exhibition at the Bucerius Art Forum in Hamburg looks at how the market for art changed in 17th-century Holland

16 Oct 2017

How the French Rothschilds turned their private passions into public gifts

A monumental new study argues that ‘the patronage of the French Rothschild family is a European history of taste’

14 Oct 2017
Tate St Ives by Jamie Fobert Architects. Photo © Hufton+Crow

The international mission of Tate’s Cornish outpost

Tate St Ives reopens to the public this autumn following the completion of a major expansion

13 Oct 2017
Mattias Härenstam, Lorck Schive Kunstpris 2017. Photo: TKM/ Susann Jamtøy

Norway’s top art prize brings the focus back home

The four artists shortlisted for this year’s Lorck Schive Kunstpris all find ways of challenging local artistic traditions

11 Oct 2017
Pamela and Mr B. in the Summer House, by Joseph Highmore, Joseph Higmore, The Fitzwilliam Museum.

The Foundling Museum brings Joseph Highmore out of the shadows

Joseph Highmore’s morality tales are just as engaging as those of his contemporary William Hogarth

10 Oct 2017
Art Is (Girlfriends Times Two) (1983/2009), Lorraine O'Grady. Courtesy the artist and Alexander Gray Associates, New York; © Lorraine O'Grady

Debates in America had a powerful impact on black British artists

‘Soul of a Nation’ is the most significant contribution to debates around black art to date

7 Oct 2017

Thomas Gainsborough, the good-time guy

James Hamilton’s biography of Thomas Gainsborough presents the painter as a lad about town

6 Oct 2017
Image courtesy Four Corners Books

Ever seen an eyeball card? How about a UFO?

A new book series explores the strange subcultures of post-war Britain, from CB radio enthusiasts to alien investigators

6 Oct 2017