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London Diary: 19 April

Ravilious is bonkers and brilliant in Dulwich; Space sparkles at Daniel Blau; and is ‘Woman in Gold’ so bad it’s good?

19 Apr 2015

From Eric Ravilious To Grayson Perry

In 2015 we mark the 30th anniversary of the opening display of the North-West Essex Collection in the Fry Art…

Fry Art Gallery, Saffron Walden

Mannequins: from the artist’s studio to fetish object

After being closed for renovation for eight months, the Musée Bourdelle is kicking off its reopening programme with the exhibition…

Musée Bourdelle, Paris

Editor’s Letter: The single-artist museum

The single-artist museum

2 Mar 2015

Family Man: the Foundling Museum presents another side to Jacob Epstein

A candid look at the artist’s portraits of his children

9 Feb 2015

First Look: ‘The Art and Craft of Elena Polenova’ at Watts Gallery

Polenova was leading figure from the Russian Arts and Crafts movement

14 Nov 2014

‘Silent Partners’: mannequins at the Fitzwilliam Museum

How have artists used mannequins and dolls to manipulate their audiences?

10 Nov 2014

County Durham celebrates its Spanish heritage

Auckland Castle, the Bowes Museum and Durham University host a major Spanish Art symposium which draws on the region’s own superb collections

22 Oct 2014

Ten house museums to visit this year

A few of the best house museums around, from Sir John Soane’s Museum in London to the Frick Collection in NYC

18 Sep 2014

Arts Council Funding: Winners and Losers

Which visual arts organisations have seen the biggest changes?

2 Jul 2014

Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2014: Shortlist Announced

The Art Fund Museum of the Year 2014 shortlist has been announced

25 Apr 2014

The Fab Four get the Rashomon treatment

On hearing that Sam Mendes is set to direct four Beatles biopics – one for each band member – your roving reporter wonders if it’s all too much

23 Feb 2024

Reel life – how Zineb Sedira found herself through film

At the Whitechapel Gallery, the French-Algerian unspools personal and political histories through imitation sets and empty stages

23 Feb 2024

The modern-day collectors who want to build their own cabinets of curiosities

Wonders that were once prized by Renaissance princes still inspire plenty of awe

18 Oct 2023

Around the galleries – the Armory Show is still a force to be reckoned with

At a time when art fairs around the world are scaling back, the New York mainstay is still thinking big

3 Jul 2023

On its 300th birthday, the Belvedere reflects on a remarkably complicated past

Built as a residence for Prince Eugene of Savoy, the Vienna museum with a tangled history is now a home for Old Masters and modern art

27 Feb 2023

A Netherlandish Saint Luke dressed up to the nines

Stephan Kemperdick of Berlin’s Gemäldegalerie talks Apollo through Hugo van der Goes’s stylish depiction of the saint

27 Feb 2023

Silicon Valley’s highly developed sense of self

Tech companies have long tried to put a human face on their latest innovations, with varying degrees of success

30 Jan 2023
Portrait of the artist Denis Wirth-Miller

The British painter who was bullied into obscurity

Denis Wirth-Miller was unfairly dismissed as an imitator of his friend Francis Bacon, but it’s now clear that his detractors were wholly in the wrong

17 Nov 2022
The heart of M74, otherwise known as the Phantom Galaxy, recorded by the James Webb Telescope.

With the James Webb Telescope, star-gazing has become even more sublime

As data from NASA’s telescope is translated into images we can understand, the wonders it reveals are still out of this world

11 Sep 2022
The Arch Henry Moore

Henry Moore’s hoarding habits

The British sculptor’s monumental, minimal forms drew influence from his wide-ranging collection of ethnographic artefacts

5 Aug 2022
Oba Ewuare II (right), receiving restituted Benin Bronzes from Aberdeen and Cambridge universities in a ceremony in February 2022.

Are frictions in Nigeria jeopardising the return of the Benin Bronzes?

With cracks appearing in the relationships of institutions in Nigeria, Barnaby Phillips wonders where the returned Benin Bronzes are going to end up

28 Apr 2022
Le Parc des Sources, Vichy (1970), David Hockney.

David Hockney sees through it all at the Fitzwilliam

The painter may be fond of his iPad, but his longstanding suspicion of the technologies that have tied artists to linear perspective is to the fore here

15 Apr 2022