Reviews

Georg Baselitz turns the world on its head

As the painter becomes older, the topsy-turvy figures that populate his invigorating canvases are becoming more skeletal

26 Apr 2024

The real deal – Jacques Lacan and the art of psychoanalysis

Part biographical survey, part crash-course in Lacanian thought, an exhibition about the psychoanalyst’s links to art could do with a sharper focus

25 Apr 2024

The radical experiments of Yoko Ono

The artist’s vast body of work is full of daring conceits and tantalising contradictions

23 Apr 2024

Does this year’s Venice Biennale live up to the hype?

There are delightful discoveries to be made at this year’s event, but sometimes the central exhibition fizzles where it should spark

22 Apr 2024

‘The work of a lifetime’ – Interwar by Gavin Stamp, reviewed

The writer’s survey of interwar architecture is a monumental achievement that reminds us that modernism was only part of the 20th-century story

22 Apr 2024

Jef Verheyen’s brush with the infinite

An exhibition in Antwerp celebrates the Belgian painter’s cosmic canvases – but it’s the 15th-century artworks hanging nearby that really put his achievements into perspective

18 Apr 2024

The unstable bodies of Gabriella Boyd

For the Scottish painter, the line between figures and their surroundings can be intriguingly blurry

10 Apr 2024

The Royal Academy reframes its past

The institution’s unravelling of its involvement with empire is very welcome, but has ‘Entangled Pasts’ bitten off more than one exhibition can chew?

8 Apr 2024

The dreamlike visions of Julia Margaret Cameron and Francesca Woodman

Despite being separated by more than a century, the two photographers shared a distinctly hazy aesthetic

5 Apr 2024
American People Series #18: The Flag is Bleeding

Faith Ringgold debunks the myth of the American dream

Faith Ringgold has died at the age of 93. In 2022, Nicole Rudick reviewed her New Museum retrospective, admiring the artist’s lifelong search for better stories to tell about the United States

5 Apr 2024

How Stanley Kubrick did it his way

A new life of the auteur lays bare the obsessiveness behind his films and what it cost everyone around him

4 Apr 2024

The problem with Paul Gauguin

There’s no doubt that the painter was an important and intriguing artist, but that doesn’t excuse his behaviour

2 Apr 2024

The restless spirit of Sonia Delaunay

The artist’s irrepressible energy shines out in this survey of her long career at Bard Graduate Center, writes Eve M. Kahn

31 Mar 2024

The beautiful but deadly world of Edward Burtynsky

In documenting the damage humans have done to the planet, the photographer has created a disturbingly thrilling record of environmental disaster

28 Mar 2024

The Flemish Masters whose striking sketches still draw the eye

An exhibition at the Ashmolean suggests that for Rubens and his peers, graphite, ink and chalk were not simply preparatory tools but a means of reinventing matter

26 Mar 2024

Martin Boyce keeps his distance

In the Turner Prize-winner’s first major show in Scotland in two decades, his sculptures are best viewed at something of a remove

22 Mar 2024

How the nine-to-five gave artists ways to make a living

Far from hindering budding Barbara Krugers and Andy Warhols, day jobs have sometimes helped the creative process

20 Mar 2024

The making of the Monet myth

Jackie Wullschläger’s biography invites us to take another look at a painter whose canvases make a direct appeal to the eye

18 Mar 2024

Dan Flavin’s light touch

The artist bristled at attempts to analyse his work, but an exhibition at Kunstmuseum Basel suggests that his fluorescent fittings are still open to interpretation

8 Mar 2024

Pride and prejudice in 19th-century France

Depictions of lions by leading lights of the Romantic movement and more Academic types reveal humanity’s dark side

6 Mar 2024

How Peter Blake makes his sculptures Pop

The artist has always combined high and low culture, and an exhibition at Waddington Custot captures his witty approach to assemblage

5 Mar 2024

A Renaissance painter restored to his rightful place in art history

The conservation of two jewel-like panels by Francesco Pesellino is an opportunity to discover a little-known artist who was highly regarded by the Medici

1 Mar 2024

The sound of silence – how Joshua Leon gives voice to Jewish history

The artist’s harmonious installation at Chisenhale Gallery memorialises his musician grandfather

29 Feb 2024

The architects who have dreamt of impossible buildings

Aaron Betsky’s account of the wildest visions architecture has to offer is full of buildings that haunt the structures of the real world

26 Feb 2024