Exhibitions

art basel banana

What the Art Basel Banana says about our world

December 9, 2019 9:15 am

It’s rotten even if the banana is not

mona lisa leonardo

Leonardo da Virtual

November 27, 2019 6:21 pm

Mass tourism has overwhelmed our major museums. Could virtual reality be the solution?

hopper

A motel room of one’s own

November 14, 2019 4:21 pm

Adman to American existentialist: Edward Hopper at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

lucian freud

Why Lucian Freud hated having his picture taken

October 29, 2019 1:48 pm

Martin Gayford remembers the painter once hurling bread rolls at a stranger he suspected of taking snaps of him

leonardo

Leonardo in Paris

October 22, 2019 11:39 am

A stunning journey into the ‘science of painting’

Secrets of the maestro

October 20, 2019 5:38 pm

The first major American exhibition of Andrea del Verrocchio confirms that he was a Renaissance innovator, and more than Leonardo’s teacher

trump family fan art

A bizarre exhibition of Trump family fan art

April 13, 2019 4:05 pm

The strangest Melania and Ivanka Trump illustrations the internet has to offer

Henri Toulouse-Lautrec

Toulouse-Lautrec, poster child of Bohemia

April 2, 2019 11:55 am

Life had cast the half-pint hedonist for the circus, but he had family money as well as talent

tolkien

A Hobbit-sized exhibition about Tolkien as pipe-smoker and parent

February 1, 2019 10:40 am

A new showcase gives us the real Tolkien – not his awful legacy

winston churchill

How much did Churchill owe to Shakespeare?

December 14, 2018 12:42 pm

An exhibition in Washington explores the Bard’s influence on the British Prime Minister

tintoretto crucifixion

Death in Venice, alive in New York

October 30, 2018 11:55 am

Tintoretto looked not up to heaven, but down to the fallen angels of our modern age

exeter madonna petrus christus van eyck

The glory that was the Low Countries, the disaster that is the European Union

October 3, 2018 5:55 am

Jan van Eyck at the Frick Collection

delacroix Jeune tigre jouant avec sa mère Young Tiger Playing With Its Mother

It’s the blood that gets you

September 18, 2018 8:55 am

Delacroix in the flesh, at the Met

precisionist impulse precisionism

The Precisionist Impulse: in search of the first American art movement

August 27, 2018 5:01 am

The group melded the materialism of the urban landscape with what was idealistic and essentially Romantic about the city

chippendales

Where did all the Chippendales go?

August 21, 2018 5:54 am

Time to buy brown