A new book of erotica and personal materials gives us an entrée to a circle of mid-century bohemians
The various ways in which the ancient Romans depicted figures from the afterlife tell us much about contemporary preoccupations
Blake Gopnik’s new biography sets out to solve the puzzle of a man who saw his life as an extension of his art
This important survey clearly shows how deeply modern art in the US was indebted to the Mexican muralists
Could a Pythonesque computer game set a good example for galleries trying to attract virtual visitors?
This groundbreaking exhibition charts the flourishing of the medium in the Veneto – from Donatello to lesser-known masters
A new biography by Robert Storr offers a comprehensive yet personal account of the artist’s complex career
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