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

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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
Hokusai: The Great Picture Book of Everything
Hokusai drawing
In Review

Hokusai: The Great Picture Book of Everything

Master printmaker‘s Japanese ink drawings put on display by British Museum for the first time
20 Jan 2022
Lubaina Himid at Tate Modern
Six Tailors, 2019
In Review

Lubaina Himid at Tate Modern

Retrospective exhibition confirms the artist as ‘an irrepressible witness to our times’
14 Jan 2022
The Week’s pick of the big exhibitions of 2022
Two cherubs painted by Raphael
In Review

The Week’s pick of the big exhibitions of 2022

Raphael, Cézanne, Sickert, Francis Bacon and Louise Bourgeois: this year promises plenty of big art shows
7 Jan 2022
Works of art that made the news in 2021
Edward Colston statue in a Bristol museum
In Depth

Works of art that made the news in 2021

From a $69m collage of digital images to the return of a Picasso nine years after a near-perfect heist
31 Dec 2021
Life Between Islands: a tender portrayal of Caribbean-British identity
Jah Shaka by Denzil Forrester, 1983
In Review

Life Between Islands: a tender portrayal of Caribbean-British identity

This is an ‘exhilarating’ and ‘thought-provoking’ Tate Britain exhibition
17 Dec 2021
Peru: A Journey in Time at the British Museum
A mini gold llama
In Review

Peru: A Journey in Time at the British Museum

This is not a large show, but the exhibits – some on loan from Peru – are ‘exceptional’
9 Dec 2021
Dürer’s Journeys at the National Gallery
Adam and Eve by Albrecht Dürer
In Review

Dürer’s Journeys at the National Gallery

To call this major new show ‘baffling’ would be an understatement
2 Dec 2021
Courtauld Gallery reopening: museum ‘looking better than ever’
Man looking at Van Gogh self-portrait
In Review

Courtauld Gallery reopening: museum ‘looking better than ever’

Gallery now open to the public after closing in 2018 for a £57m refurbishment
25 Nov 2021
The National Gallery and slavery: a complex legacy
The Hay Wain painting by Constable
In Focus

The National Gallery and slavery: a complex legacy

Gallery has published report linking some of its most famous donors, artists and paintings to the Atlantic slave trade
19 Nov 2021
Beano: The Art of Breaking the Rules
The Beano takes over Somerset House
In Review

Beano: The Art of Breaking the Rules

This ‘ambitious’ Somerset House exhibition is a celebration of the comic’s ‘mercurial magic’
18 Nov 2021
Hogarth and Europe at Tate Britain: far from anyone’s idea of a ‘little Englander’
Marriage A-la-Mode – The Tête à Tête (c.1743)
In Review

Hogarth and Europe at Tate Britain: far from anyone’s idea of a ‘little Englander’

Painter conjured up the ‘drunken lads’, beer and roast beef of Old England – but he was no insular jingoist
11 Nov 2021
Late Constable at the Royal Academy: unmasking ‘a fiercely experimental modern artist’
Constable painting of Stonehenge
In Review

Late Constable at the Royal Academy: unmasking ‘a fiercely experimental modern artist’

Show brings together host of thrilling canvases produced by the painter in last 12 years of his life
4 Nov 2021
José Pizarro at the RA: tasty tapas in stunning surroundings
The interior of José Pizarro at the Royal Academy of Arts
In Review

José Pizarro at the RA: tasty tapas in stunning surroundings

Explore the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition then enjoy a slap-up Spanish lunch
2 Nov 2021
Sickert: A Life in Art – macabre works tackling ‘the seedier aspects of urban life’
Self portrait by Walter Sickert
In Review

Sickert: A Life in Art – macabre works tackling ‘the seedier aspects of urban life’

Works by painter best known for controversial Camden Town nudes displayed at Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool
28 Oct 2021
Poussin and the Dance: a small but revelatory exhibition, packed with ‘fabulous moments’
Nicolas Poussin, ‘A Dance to the Music of Time’, about 1634
In Review

Poussin and the Dance: a small but revelatory exhibition, packed with ‘fabulous moments’

Poussin’s reputation as an ‘austere landscapist’ is only half the story, proves this National Gallery show
22 Oct 2021
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