Search results for: small wonders

Madonna at the Fountain (detail; 1439), Jan van Eyck.

Van Eyck does the best he can in Vienna

A focused display at the Kunsthistorisches Museum brings the painter’s ingenuity to the fore

28 Aug 2019
The Gruuthusemuseum in Bruges (pre-2014).

A history of Bruges in 20,000 objects

The gothic heart of Bruges now beats a little faster at the renovated Gruuthusemuseum

19 Aug 2019
Opus 217. Against the Enamel of a Background Rhythmic with Beats and Angles, Tones and Tints, Portrait of M. Félix Fénéon in 1890 (1890), Paul Signac. Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Félix Fénéon – critic, collector, and champion of African art

The Parisian critic may have been an enigma who stayed out of sight – but he introduced African art to the French avant-garde

14 Aug 2019
Ash Dome (1977–ongoing), David Nash.

‘Wood suits me, I’m a Saxon!’ – an interview with David Nash

The British sculptor has spent decades producing work from his sylvan surroundings. He discusses how it all began

3 Aug 2019
Aquamanile in the form of Aristotle and Phyllis, late 14th century/15th century, South Netherlandish, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

From infant prodigy to infatuated old man – the many guises of Merlin

The mythical figure has taken many forms over the centuries, some more dignified than others

22 Jun 2019

Can reconstructing historic collections give us the wrong idea about the past?

Reuniting objects that belonged to important collectors can be a visual treat, but there are some intellectual traps to be avoided

30 May 2019
Frontispiece and title page to Christina Rossetti, 'Goblin Market and Other Poems (1863), after Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

Christina Rossetti among the Pre-Raphaelites

The Brotherhood loomed large in the poet’s life, but she was careful to carve out her own creative space

4 Feb 2019
Laus Veneris (1873–78), Edward Burne-Jones.

Understanding the enigma of Edward Burne-Jones

The Victorian artist’s otherworldly visions have long been misunderstood

17 Nov 2018
'The List', before its defacement. Credit: Liverpool Biennial/Mark McNulty.

The destruction of The List at the Liverpool Biennial is deeply troubling

The List, which documents the thousands of people who have died trying to reach Europe, was torn down from hoardings in Liverpool

7 Aug 2018
Installation view of Mark Dion's 'The Library for the Birds of London' (2018) at the Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2018, Photo: © Jeff Spicer/PA Wire

‘There are no spectators, only participants’

Mark Dion’s playful installations at the Whitechapel Gallery turn viewers into voyeurs

22 Feb 2018
General View of Inner Geumgang, (detail) (mid 19th century) Sin Hakgwon.

A mystical Korean mountain comes to the Met

The Diamond Mountains have inspired Korean artists for centuries – and some of its best depictions are coming to New York

29 Jan 2018
Moses Brought Before Pharoah's Daughter, , (1746), William Hogarth, The Foundling Museum

Hogarth’s paintings fail to go the whole hog

William Hogarth’s paintings are nowhere near as ‘Hogarthian’ as his scathing, scurrilous prints

1 Apr 2017

Tristram Hunt: Why the British Ceramics Biennial belongs in Stoke

The Staffordshire Potteries continue to play a leading role in developing the UK’s ceramics industry

13 Jan 2017

Dutch prints, De Stijl, and David Hockney

Hercules Segers heads for the USA, Giacometti goes to Doha, David Hockney turns 80 in style, and more

4 Jan 2017

Buckingham Palace to undergo £369million renovation

Plus: Helen Marten wins Hepworth Sculpture Prize | Unauthorised Anselm Kiefer exhibition to go ahead in Beijing | Seoul police make arrests relating to Lee Ufan forgery ring | and Perdita Hunt to step down as director of Watts Gallery Trust

18 Nov 2016
Dog (c. 1954–60), Keith Cunningham

Keith Cunningham: the artist who walked away from fame

He was ranked alongside Auerbach and Kossoff: so why did Cunningham stop painting just as his career was taking off?

24 Oct 2016

The Book Beautiful

William Morris, Hilary Pepler and the Private Press Story This September, the Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft will celebrate…

Ditchling Musuem of Art + Craft
Portrait of a Woman (c. 1640), Anthony van Dyck.

Van Dyck would have relished seeing his work on show at the Frick

The ambitious portraitist was the subject of a major retrospective at the Frick Collection earlier this year

1 Jun 2016
Flowers in a Glass Vase (1614), Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder.

Say it with flowers – and butterflies, ladybirds, cockroaches…

Two exhibitions in London celebrate the beautiful, subtle botanical paintings of 17th-century Holland

11 May 2016

The brightly painted books that outshine Botticelli

An exhibition at the Courtauld proves few things are more tantalising than a beautiful manuscript under glass

4 Mar 2016

What’s in store at the National Galleries of Scotland?

Thousands of artworks are hidden away in Edinburgh’s Granton Stores. We got an exclusive tour…

28 Jan 2016

Art and Migration in Modern Britain: Apollo event at the London Art Fair

Join us this Friday for a one-off event

21 Jan 2016

Has the Art World Been Duped Over ‘Leonardo’ Drawing?

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30 Nov 2015

Modigliani Nude Breaks Records at Christie’s

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10 Nov 2015