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Head with Horns (detail; before 1894), artist unknown. J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

A closer look at the ‘fake’ Gauguin at the Getty

The wooden horned head is now believed to be by an unknown artist. Questions over its attribution to Gauguin were examined in Apollo in 2009, in an article republished in full here

31 Jan 2020
The new glass roof covering the courtyard of the Princes Czartoryski Museum in Kraków. Photo: Tomasz Markowski; © National Museum in Kraków

A new look for the princely collection that now belongs to the Polish state

The Princes Czartoryski Museum in Kraków has reopened after a decade of controversies and delays

30 Jan 2020
Manuscript page with a drawing of Venice (detail; 1346–50), Fra Niccolò da Poggibonsi.

What did Venice look like to a medieval pilgrim from Tuscany?

A 14th-century sketch by a travelling friar is now thought to be the earliest known drawing of the city

29 Jan 2020
A copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio, coming to auction at Christie’s, New York, on 24 April.

Shakespeare’s First Folio will set you back millions – but its cultural value is immeasurable

A complete version of the first collected edition of Shakespeare’s plays is up for sale. What is it that makes this book so desirable?

22 Jan 2020
The Mass at Dordrecht (c. 1650), Aelbert Cuyp. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Art anniversaries to look out for in 2020

From Renaissance painting to Romantic poetry – expect celebrations of Raphael, Piranesi, Wordsworth and more

2 Jan 2020

Arty films and books to look out for in 2020

From The Rock as an art detective to warts-and-all Warhol – the must-see films and a first reading list for art lovers

30 Dec 2019

School of rock – inside the new-look Aberdeen Art Gallery

After a £35m renovation and expansion, the granite city can finally display its collections in the manner they deserve

18 Dec 2019
Susanna and the Elders (detail; 1866), Franz Xaver Winterhalter. Frye Art Museum, Seattle.

Women looking at men looking at them – at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle

Paintings from the museum’s founding collection show the unsettling ways in which men have often represented women

29 Nov 2019
Self-portrait (detail; c. 1666), Mary Beale.

In praise of Mary Beale – one of Britain’s first women artists

A biography of one of the country’s earliest professional woman painters is a fitting if belated tribute

28 Oct 2019
The Mocking of Christ (detail; c. 1280), Cimabue.

A long-lost Cimabue has emerged – and the ‘first light’ of painting now burns brighter than ever

The chance discovery in a kitchen in France has major significance for scholarship on the Florentine master

14 Oct 2019
Boy Blowing on Firebrand (detail; c. 1660), Georges de la Tour.

Dijon’s grand old museum has a new look – and it really cuts the mustard

After a decade-long renovation, the palatial Musée des Beaux-Arts in Dijon can now show its masterpieces to even greater advantage

3 Oct 2019
Adolf Fischer at the Museum of East Asian Art, Cologne, c. 1913.

The prescient pair who created Europe’s first museum of East Asian art

Adolf and Frieda Fischer’s globetrotting led to their founding the Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst in Cologne

24 Aug 2019
The Carlile Family with Sir Justinian Isham in Richmond Park ('The Stag Hunt’) (detail; 1650s), Joan Carlile. Lamport Hall

A studio of one’s own – Britain’s first women artists

How to succeed as a woman painter in 17th-century England? A supportive husband, royal patronage and mentorship from Van Dyck certainly helped

2 Jul 2019
The Hood Museum of Art in Dartmouth.

Class act – a new look for Dartmouth College’s Hood Museum of Art

From Assyrian carvings to contemporary African art, the museum’s wide-ranging collection has a recently expanded home

30 Jun 2019
Georg Baselitz (b. 1938) in Ammersee, Germany, 2018.

‘I am one and the same person’ – Georg Baselitz looks back at a life in art

An exhibition at the Accademia in Venice explores the link between the artist’s past and present work – as well as the influence of Old Masters

12 Jun 2019
The Pyramidal Neuron of the Cerebral Cortex (1904), Santiago Ramón y Cajal. Cajal Institute (CSIC), Madrid.

Can neuroscience really tell us much about why we look at art?

The mystery of aesthetic experience is perhaps even greater than that of the human brain

1 Apr 2019
Left: Untitled, 1988, Magdalene Odundo. Middle: Black figure neck amphora with Ariadne dancing with satyrs, 550-540BC. Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. Right: Untitled, 1989, Magdalene Odundo.

‘I’m looking at history and the human need to make things’ – an interview with Magdalene Odundo

The ceramic artist is showing her own work alongside historic pieces from all over the world

28 Jan 2019
Man in Oriental Dress, (1635), Rembrandt van Rijn, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

The major art anniversaries to look out for in 2019

From Leonardo to the Prado, and from the Bauhaus to the birth of John Ruskin, 2019 is full of significant anniversaries

2 Jan 2019
The Replica scanner developed by Factum Arte, currently digitising the photographic library of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini in Venice. Photo: Matteo De Fina; courtesy Fondazione Giorgio Cini

How high-resolution photography is changing the way we look at art

Advances in digital imaging are revolutionising the study of art history

6 Nov 2018
For Jake and Anna, Christmas (1961), Joe Tilson.

Joe Tilson looks back on 70 years of making art

As he turns 90, the British artist reflects on Pop art, politics and leaving London for a life in the country

18 Sep 2018

Everything must glow – Nicky Wire is having his first solo show

The Manic Street Preachers bassist is showing mixed media works in Pembrokeshire – and he’s not the first bass-player to have a sideline in art

17 Sep 2018
The Liberty of London department store on Regent Street, London, in c. 1925, Regent Street, London.

How Liberty looked to the past to imagine the future of fashion

More than a century’s worth of Liberty fabrics and designs make for an enjoyable survey of the brand’s history

10 Sep 2018

Half the Picture: A Feminist Look at the Collection

A fresh look at the Brooklyn Museum’s holdings through an intersectional feminist lens

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Frida Kahlo with Olmec figurine (1939), Nickolas Muray.

A fresh look at Frida Kahlo

By placing the artist’s possessions next to her portraits, the V&A seeks to reveal the woman behind the icon

13 Jul 2018