Reviews

Portrait of Madame Marie Hubbard (1874), Berthe Morisot (1841–95) © Ordrupgaard Collection, Copenhagen.

The Danish collector with a passion for French painting

Wilhelm Hansen amassed his impressive collection, now showing at the Musée Jacquemart-André, in only two years

17 Nov 2017
River God (c. 1526–27), Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564). Accademia delle Arti del Disegno, Florence

‘An age riven with contradictory impulses’

The Palazzo Strozzi makes the most of the tensions that fuelled the cinquecento’s creative energy

15 Nov 2017
Portrait of John G. Johnson (1917), Conrad F. Haeseler. Philadelphia Museum of Art, gift of Miss Julia W. Frick and Sidney W. Frick

Rediscovering a priceless collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

A century after it was left to the city of Philadelphia, John G. Johnson’s art collection continues to surprise

13 Nov 2017
Manifesto by Julian Rosefeldt (starring Cate Blanchett)

A moving medley of manifestos

Julian Rosefeldt’s new film looks again at the emotionally charged, political, performative texts that have shaped the course of culture

13 Nov 2017

The medieval marvels in Durham Cathedral’s kitchen

Among the treasures of St Cuthbert in Durham are several of the most remarkable medieval objects to be seen anywhere

11 Nov 2017
Self-Portrait (detail; c. 1650–55), Bartolomé Esteban Murillo. © The Frick Collection

Face to face with Murillo at the Frick

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo’s rare and inventive portraits are on display in New York after a major research and conservation project

9 Nov 2017
Odalisque in Grisaille (c. 1824–34), Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres and workshop. © The Metropolitan Museum of Art / Art Resource / Scala, Florence

The artists who gave up colour

Artists throughout the ages have painted in black and white or monochrome. What is the appeal of art without colour?

8 Nov 2017

Keith Vaughan’s private drawings are full of hidden longing

These erotic fantasies reveal how painfully separate the artist kept his private and public lives

4 Nov 2017
Returning to the Trenches (1916), C.R.W. Nevinson.

The art of war at the Met

This exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art tries to register the gap between pre-war assumptions and the First World War’s brutal reality

3 Nov 2017
Still from the opposite The Opposite of Time (2017) by Andy Holden. 'Andy Holden & Peter Holden: Natural Selection' (2017), an Artangel commission. Photo: Marcus J. Leith

Why Andy Holden flew back to the nest

Artist Andy Holden has collaborated with his father, the ornithologist Peter Holden, on an Artangel project exploring our fascination with ‘home’

2 Nov 2017