Life drawing and the mastery of the male form was an essential part of artistic study in the Victorian period. But what if the student was a woman?
‘Discoveries’ contains several lovely moments, but never really comes together to contribute more than the sum of its parts
George Condo is hot property right now, with two new solo exhibitions about to open in London. Does his new work live up to the hype?
Two fascinating books explore the significance of the depiction of animals in Mughal art
The Holburne has brought together a superb show that exceeds any limitations of scale or scope
The German and British Romantic landscapes at the Courtauld sing rather than shout of a new vision
An exhibition at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris is an excellent introduction to Poliakoff’s dynamic yet quiet works
If you happen to pass the Shiba Gallery, a glance into the display room might reveal a species of painting with which you’re unfamiliar
‘Chance – Form – Language’ is a tight, neatly balanced show at Hauser & Wirth’s Savile Row gallery
Dada artist Hannah Höch’s witty, feminist work in collage and photomontage is as inspiring as ever
One set of Van Gogh’s Sunflowers was popular enough – it’s worth braving the crowds at the National Gallery to see two side by side
‘I do not want art for a few any more than education for a few, or freedom for a few’. The William Morris Gallery hosts Jeremy Deller’s playful, provocative, politicised art
James Robertson’s haunting 19th-century photographs are currently on display in Istanbul, the city that inspired them
How do you open a private collection up to the public? A recent symposium at the Courtauld Institute looked at the topical issue
Exiled from their deserted piazzas, Giorgio de Chirico’s sculptural figures lack the uncanny appeal of his paintings
A round-up of the highlights from this year’s contemporary projects at the London Art Fair
‘A World of Private Mystery: John Craxton’ at the Fitzwilliam Museum celebrates the artist’s ‘unfashionably happy’ late paintings
Castiglione’s works at the Queen’s Gallery skilfully emulate, but never quite live up to, those of his more famous contemporaries
The authors of ‘Emerald’ present a sparkling visual and social history of the precious stone in this ambitious new publication
‘Yoga: The Art of Transformation’ at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery takes an overdue look at the subject in art. Its powerful yogini statues steal the show
The reification of ‘revolutionary’ work by John Cage and the Fluxus artists at MoMA is unsettlingly contradictory. The artist is dead. Long live the artist!
The story of the interrelationship of textiles, taste and commerce, is told with magnificence and aplomb by the Metropolitan Museum of Art
What can one write about art that is impossible to define? Laure Prouvost’s ‘Monolog’ at the Contemporary Art Society relies on its mistranslation