Reviews

Muse Reviews: 2 November

Pierre Huyghe’s stange and beautiful work; Jane and Louise Wilson’s ‘Undead Sun’; and Schiele’s uneasy nudes

2 Nov 2014

Paul McCarthy’s obscene art world

The paintings presented in Paul McCarthy’s exhibition at Hauser & Wirth are invariably obscene. Painted in the artist’s trademark palette –…

1 Nov 2014

Review: Witches and Wicked Bodies at the British Museum

Nothing stirs the anxieties of Western civilisation like the unnaturally powerful female…

31 Oct 2014

Review: ‘Pierre Huyghe: In. Border. Deep’ at Hauser & Wirth, London

Huyghe’s notoriously uncategorisable works are both strange and beautiful

30 Oct 2014

‘Face to Face’: the Clifford Chance collection at Sir John Soane’s Museum

An 18th-century architect’s house is a strange place for a law firm to show off some modern prints…but it works

29 Oct 2014

Review: Jane and Louise Wilson’s ‘Undead Sun’ at the Imperial War Museum

Undead Sun explores the First World War’s nascent mechanics of propaganda, aerial warfare and camouflage

28 Oct 2014

An Aura of Unease: Egon Schiele at the Courtauld Gallery

In Schiele’s vision, to observe, or to have a body is to have a difficulty

28 Oct 2014

Review: Guggenheim Bilbao lets its collection speak for itself

The museum showcases some of its finest works in ‘The Art of Our Time’

27 Oct 2014

SPASIBO: Davide Monteleone’s photos from Chechnya

Monteleone focuses on an apparently shiny, happy new reality…Yet the Italian photographer is playing a sophisticated game

27 Oct 2014

Muse Reviews: 26 October

From Brueghel and Rembrandt to Rego and Steve McQueen

26 Oct 2014

Review: Paula Rego’s powerful pastels at Marlborough Fine Art

Playful and daring, Rego’s pastels and watercolours are a surprise

24 Oct 2014

Review: The Brueghel Dynasty meets contemporary art

We’re fond of the Brueghels because they are rooted in their own time; so it’s odd that this ‘conversation’ works

24 Oct 2014

Review: ‘Rembrandt: The Late Works’ at the National Gallery, London

Self-scrutiny, experimentation, intimacy and contemplation characterise the master’s final years

21 Oct 2014

Review: Haunting new work by Steve McQueen at Thomas Dane Gallery

McQueen’s elegiac new work asks how we can memorialise a life

20 Oct 2014

Review: Russian Avant-Garde Theatre at the V&A

The modernist designs at the V&A have an air of optimism about them, but we all know how the story ends

20 Oct 2014

Muse Reviews: 19 October

Matisse goes to New York, the British Library goes Gothic, and Sotheby’s goes to Chatsworth

19 Oct 2014

Beyond Limits: Sotheby’s sculpture park at Chatsworth

It is not just collectors who enjoy the encounter with sculpture in the landscape. The public seems just as keen

17 Oct 2014

Outside the tents: Frieze Sculpture Park

One source of respite from the surrounding art fair frenzy is the Frieze Sculpture Park

17 Oct 2014

Review: Nevinson’s prints at Osborne Samuel, London

Nevinson is best known for his war art, but took his work in surprising directions after 1918

16 Oct 2014

Review: Sculptors’ Papers at the Whitechapel Gallery

A new exhibition illuminates the stories behind some of London’s most radical public sculptures

15 Oct 2014

Review: The British Library goes Gothic

‘Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination’, from Bram Stoker and to Wallace and Gromit

14 Oct 2014

‘Cutting directly into vivid colour’: Matisse arrives in New York

Matisse’s cut-outs have arrived in New York; and it’s a piece from MoMA’s own collection that steals the show

13 Oct 2014

Muse Reviews: 12 October

Our round-up of recent reviews: Anthony Caro, Thomas Hart Benton, Rossetti’s Obsession and a generous Georgian

12 Oct 2014

Reviving the Regionalists: Thomas Hart Benton at the Metropolitan Museum

The artist is the latest US Regionalist to be lauded in a major museum

10 Oct 2014