Edinburgh Art Festival: from oyster readings to Scotland’s Jackson Pollock
Alan Davie’s Mama Idol (1976): ‘an artist of biting power’
In Review

Edinburgh Art Festival: from oyster readings to Scotland’s Jackson Pollock

Highlights include a retrospective devoted to Alan Davie and a monumental sculpture by Tracey Emin
11 Aug 2022
Nasjonalmuseet of Norway: a cultural renaissance in Oslo
National Museum of Norway, Oslo 
Behind the scenes

Nasjonalmuseet of Norway: a cultural renaissance in Oslo

Norway’s ‘gargantuan’ new institution is the third largest in Europe
4 Aug 2022
Between the Sheets: Turner’s Nudes
Nude Swiss Girl and a Companion on a Bed (1802)
In Review

Between the Sheets: Turner’s Nudes

Exhibition offers ‘tantalising glimpses’ into the personal life of one of our greatest painters
28 Jul 2022
Art review: Milton Avery – American Colourist
Milton Avery, Little Fox River, 1942
In Review

Art review: Milton Avery – American Colourist

Royal Academy show brings together 67 works from Avery’s large and varied oeuvre
21 Jul 2022
In the Black Fantastic: ‘a magnificent experience’
Artwork depicting woman
In Review

In the Black Fantastic: ‘a magnificent experience’

Reality is reshaped into ‘something rich and strange’ at this ‘intoxicating’ Hayward Gallery show
14 Jul 2022
How Van Gogh portrait was discovered by X-ray
Hidden Van Gogh self-portrait
Speed Reads

How Van Gogh portrait was discovered by X-ray

The previously hidden artwork will go on display later this month
14 Jul 2022
Vivian Maier: Anthology – this MK Gallery show is ‘pure pleasure’
Vivian Maier photo of a child
In Review

Vivian Maier: Anthology – this MK Gallery show is ‘pure pleasure’

Exhibition marks first time that Maier’s photography has been shown in the UK
7 Jul 2022

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Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition 2022: ‘not everything is terrible’
The Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts
In Review

Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition 2022: ‘not everything is terrible’

The vast summer show features 1,462 works by household names and members of the public
1 Jul 2022
Feminine Power: the divine to the demonic
Feminine Power exhibition at the British Museum
In Review

Feminine Power: the divine to the demonic

This exhibition’s vast theme sees feminist readings ‘thrust’ onto ‘unruly ancient art’
23 Jun 2022
Glyn Philpot: Flesh and Spirit – a show with a ‘particular, piquant flavour’
Glyn Philpot painting
In Review

Glyn Philpot: Flesh and Spirit – a show with a ‘particular, piquant flavour’

‘Comprehensive’ exhibition in Chichester seeks to re-evaluate painter’s career
16 Jun 2022
Edvard Munch: Masterpieces from Bergen
Evening on Karl Johan Street (1892) by Edvard Munch 
In Review

Edvard Munch: Masterpieces from Bergen

This must-see show features 18 paintings covering a crucial period when Munch’s work shifted markedly
9 Jun 2022
Magnum Photos: 20th century art icons in their studios
Frida Kahlo, Mexico City in 1954 by Werner Bischof. Magnum Photos
Behind the scenes

Magnum Photos: 20th century art icons in their studios

An intimate look at modern and contemporary masters shot by legendary Magnum photographers
7 Jun 2022
Radical Landscapes: a ‘rich and often superbly strange’ exhibition
Radical Landscapes Tate Liverpool
In Review

Radical Landscapes: a ‘rich and often superbly strange’ exhibition

This Tate Liverpool show offers ‘social and political history by other means’
2 Jun 2022
Reframed: The Woman in the Window – a thoughtful and ‘tightly structured’ exhibition
Image of Tom Hunter painting of woman
In Review

Reframed: The Woman in the Window – a thoughtful and ‘tightly structured’ exhibition

Dulwich Picture Gallery show mixes bona fide masterpieces with ‘intriguing oddities’
26 May 2022
Inspiring Walt Disney: a ‘scholarly’ show that raises the stakes for curators everywhere
Rapunzel from Tangled side by side with Fragonard’s The Swing
In Review

Inspiring Walt Disney: a ‘scholarly’ show that raises the stakes for curators everywhere

Exhibition pairs drawings from Disney’s animations with rococo works from the Wallace Collection
20 May 2022
Walter Sickert at Tate Britain: a ‘riveting’ retrospective
Painting by Walter Sickert
In Review

Walter Sickert at Tate Britain: a ‘riveting’ retrospective

‘Superbly curated’ exhibition underlines fact that Sickert was a very ‘uneven’ painter
13 May 2022
Warhol’s Blue Marilyn breaks records: art market is ‘on a roll’
Andy Warhol’s ‘Shot Sage Blue Marilyn’ was sold at auction for $195m
Expert’s view

Warhol’s Blue Marilyn breaks records: art market is ‘on a roll’

Art, like gold, can claim a history as ‘a store of value’, but big caveats apply
12 May 2022
Venice Biennale: the usual silliness, but with a sense of purpose
Brick House, a 2019 bronze sculpture by artist Simone Leigh, exhibited at the 59th Venice Art Biennale
In Review

Venice Biennale: the usual silliness, but with a sense of purpose

The 59th festival of contemporary art signals an ‘epochal shift in attitudes’
6 May 2022
Glasgow’s new-look Burrell Collection: one of Britain’s great museums is back
Interior of the Burrell Collection
In Review

Glasgow’s new-look Burrell Collection: one of Britain’s great museums is back

The unusual building has reopened to the public following a six-year, £68m refurbishment
29 Apr 2022
Raphael at the National Gallery
Raphael painting on the wall of the gallery
In Review

Raphael at the National Gallery

Even the most grudging critics will be left in no doubt: this is a ‘superlative’ event
22 Apr 2022
The Turner Prize 2022: a ‘vintage’ shortlist?
Upside-down ice cream on plinth
In Brief

The Turner Prize 2022: a ‘vintage’ shortlist?

All four artists look towards ‘growth, revival and reinvention’ in their work
21 Apr 2022
Review: Hockney’s Eye at the Fitzwilliam Museum
David Hockney’s Annunciation II, After Fra Angelico
In Review

Review: Hockney’s Eye at the Fitzwilliam Museum

This is a superlative exhibition that will leave you ‘in awe’ of the artist
15 Apr 2022
Whistler’s Woman in White: Joanna Hiffernan
Symphony in White, No. 1
In Review

Whistler’s Woman in White: Joanna Hiffernan

New exhibition explores the relationship between James McNeill Whistler and his muse
8 Apr 2022
Carlo Crivelli: Shadows on the Sky
The Annunciation by Carlo Crivelli
In Review

Carlo Crivelli: Shadows on the Sky

Ikon Gallery exhibition argues that Crivelli should be ‘celebrated for taking his own route’
1 Apr 2022
Damien Hirst: Natural History – an ‘empty and artificial’ show
This Little Piggy Went to Market, This Little Piggy Stayed at Home artwork
In Review

Damien Hirst: Natural History – an ‘empty and artificial’ show

Show brings together some 25 formaldehyde works created by Hirst over past 30 years
24 Mar 2022
Postwar Modern: New Art in Britain, 1945-65
Full Stop (1961): paved the way for conceptual art
In Review

Postwar Modern: New Art in Britain, 1945-65

This ‘enthralling’ exhibition is an in-depth exploration of post-war British art
17 Mar 2022
Surrealism Beyond Borders at Tate Modern
A woman with Salvador Dali’s 1938 Lobster Telephone
In Review

Surrealism Beyond Borders at Tate Modern

This exhibition blows traditional understandings of surrealism ‘far and wide on the winds’
11 Mar 2022
Pissarro: Father of Impressionism
Camille Pissarro, Farm at Montfoucault in snow, 1874–1876
In Review

Pissarro: Father of Impressionism

Ashmolean Museum show brings together 80 works by the painter
4 Mar 2022
Constable: a Portrait by James Hamilton
Painting of John Constable
In Review

Constable: a Portrait by James Hamilton

This illuminating book suggests that we have got the English painter all wrong
4 Mar 2022
The world of Stonehenge at the British Museum
Nebra Sky Disc
In Review

The world of Stonehenge at the British Museum

The fascinating and revelatory show charts the period between 4000 BC and 1000 BC
24 Feb 2022
Louise Bourgeois: The Woven Child
Louise Bourgeois exhibition
In Review

Louise Bourgeois: The Woven Child

Artist’s work makes for an ‘often surprising and sometimes frightening exhibition’
18 Feb 2022
Van Gogh: Self-Portraits
Vincent van Gogh, self-portrait
In Review

Van Gogh: Self-Portraits

Courtauld gallery has brought together ‘outstanding group’ of artist’s self-portraits
11 Feb 2022
Francis Bacon: Man and Beast at the Royal Academy
Francis Bacon, Study for Bullfight No. 1, 1969
In Review

Francis Bacon: Man and Beast at the Royal Academy

Show brings together several dozen paintings done over the course of Bacon’s 50-year career
3 Feb 2022
Helen Frankenthaler: Radical Beaut – this may be ‘the show of the season’
Madame Butterfly (2000) by Helen Frankenthaler 
In Review

Helen Frankenthaler: Radical Beaut – this may be ‘the show of the season’

What the critics are saying about this Dulwich Picture Gallery exhibition of 36 finished woodcut prints
28 Jan 2022
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