The artist’s encouraging approach shows a nation in lockdown that technique isn’t everything
Alistair Sooke and Simon Schama take on tour-guide duties in a series of new 30-minute films. But how satisfying can the Tate on the telly really be?
The festival has put together a digital programme that invites close and contemplative attention
The designer may not be a household name, but his work is still instantly recognisable – from passports and magazines to banknotes and bookplates
A new study focuses on the painters working outside the main artistic centres of Italy
A new study emphasises the marriage of thought and feeling in the painter’s work
An exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi positions the wildly ambitious artist as a Renaissance man for our times
The pleasure Picasso took in paper as a medium was palpable in the Royal Academy’s recent show
This hard-to-classify book brings together Donald Judd, Japanese aesthetics, and the aspirations of contemporary lifestyle bloggers
The Met’s display of 14 centuries of work from the longtime artistic centre of Japan gives plenty of pause for thought
The critic’s guide to creative living is full of joy – but how far can you get by following someone else’s rules?
The great painter of urban solitude was also a dab hand at empty expanses – from dunes and forests to the open road
The American artist fused Surrealism and Pop to create an eccentric – and highly erotic – style that was all his own
A ritzy new book brings to life the eclectic tastes and unbridled opulence of aristocratic families in late imperial Russia
What did it mean for a wildly successful artist to paint a black elevator operator in stuffy Boston society?
The Belgian Symbolist is at his spookiest and most original when he depicts reality
Displaced from his home in the Colombian Amazon, Abel Rodríguez draws on his memories to document its flora and fauna
Artists who had studios and homes specially built for them often wanted to create spaces that would boost their careers
How Van Eyck achieved his effects is still very hard to explain, but there’s no denying their power
The artist’s ‘The Death of Chatterton’ was one of the most popular paintings of the 19th century, but what else did he do?
In a career that lasted barely a decade, the American artist forged a distinctive – and highly personal – voice
An important survey of abstract Arab art throws up questions about the influences swirling around in the post-war period
A series of understated yet powerful works make clear that McQueen is as effective in the gallery as in the cinema
Caravaggio and Bernini are the headliners – but the Rijksmuseum’s show reveals the range of artists who adopted the baroque style