Laura Gascoigne

Proof that Rubens really was a champion of the female sex: Rubens & Women, at the Dulwich Picture Gallery reviewed

14 October 2023 9:00 am

‘She is a princess endowed with all the virtues of sex; long experience has taught her how to govern these…

Marina Abramovic’s show is only of interest to diehard fans

7 October 2023 9:00 am

‘Do women have to be naked to get into the Met Museum?’ More than 30 years after the Guerrilla Girls…

You don’t have to be ‘woke’ to be troubled by the Fitzwilliam Museum’s links to slavery

23 September 2023 9:00 am

What happens when a museum outlives the worldview of its founder? For publicly funded museums with collections amassed during the…

Surreal, pacy and fun: Christian Marclay’s Doors, at White Cube, reviewed

16 September 2023 9:00 am

Sliding doors may change your life, but there’s no mystery in their transparency. A hinged wooden door is another matter;…

Lyrical and dreamlike: A World of Private Mystery – British Neo-Romantics, at the Fry Art Gallery, reviewed

9 September 2023 9:00 am

‘My daughter’s moving to Saffron Walden, away from all this,’ said the railway man at Stratford station, gesturing at the…

At the Science Gallery I argued with a robot about love and Rilke

26 August 2023 9:00 am

A little-known fact about the Fairlight Computer Musical Instrument, the first sampling synthesiser, introduced in 1979, is that it incorporated…

An extraordinary woman: The Art of Lucy Kemp-Welch, at Russell-Cotes Art Gallery, reviewed

19 August 2023 9:00 am

In March 1913 two horse painters met at the Lyceum Club to discuss the establishment of a Society of Animal…

Lumpy, bulgy, human: Threads, at Arnolfini Bristol, reviewed

12 August 2023 9:00 am

Trophy office blocks designed as landmarks are not welcoming to humans; their glass and steel reception areas feel more suited…

The wonders of 18th-century automata

29 July 2023 9:00 am

At the Paris International Exhibition of 1867, Mark Twain was mesmerised by a life-sized silver swan with ‘a living grace…

Huge, impersonal canvases designed for the walls of billionaires: Tate Modern’s Capturing the Moment reviewed

22 July 2023 9:00 am

‘Photography has arrived at a point where it is capable of liberating painting from all literature, from the anecdote, and…

Fascinating forgeries: Art and Artifice – Fakes from the Collection, at the Courtauld, reviewed

15 July 2023 9:00 am

In 1998 curators at the Courtauld Institute received an anonymous phone call informing them that 11 drawings in their collection…

Joshua Reynolds’s revival

1 July 2023 9:00 am

In front of the banner advertising the RA Summer Exhibition, the swagger statue of Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-92) by Alfred…

Two artists who broke the rules: Soutine | Kossoff, at Hastings Contemporary, reviewed

24 June 2023 9:00 am

Rules in art exist to be broken but it takes chutzpah, which could explain why so many rule-breakers in modern…

Birmingham barbershop meets the Folies-Bergère: Hurvin Anderson’s Salon Paintings, at the Hepworth Wakefield, reviewed

17 June 2023 9:00 am

There’s a nice irony to the title Salon Paintings when the salon in question is a barbershop, an irony that…

Exceptional career woman, unexceptional painter: Lavinia Fontana, at the National Gallery of Ireland, reviewed

3 June 2023 9:00 am

Reviewing the Prado’s joint exhibition of Sofonisba Anguissola and Lavinia Fontana in the Art Newspaper three years ago, Brian Allen…

As seductive as Chagall: Sarah Sze’s The Waiting Room reviewed

27 May 2023 9:00 am

Exiting Peckham Rye station, you’re not aware of it, but standing on the platform you can see a mansard roof…

The quiet genius of Gwen John

20 May 2023 9:00 am

In the rush to right the historical gender balance, galleries have been corralling neglected women artists into group exhibitions: the…

From Botticelli to Marvel: why artists love St Francis

13 May 2023 9:00 am

Laura Gascoigne on the pulling power of St Francis of Assisi

Hitching them together does neither any favours: Hilma af Klint & Piet Mondrian, at Tate Modern, reviewed

29 April 2023 9:00 am

In July 1928, an unknown Swedish woman artist mounted a solo show of her revolutionary abstract paintings at the World…

Rossetti’s muse was a better painter than him: The Rossettis, at Tate Britain, reviewed

22 April 2023 9:00 am

‘A queer fellow’ is how John Everett Millais described Dante Gabriel Rossetti after his death, ‘so dogmatic and so irritable…

Artists’ dogs win the rosettes: Portraits of Dogs – From Gainsborough to Hockney, at the Wallace Collection, reviewed

8 April 2023 9:00 am

Walking on Hampstead Heath the December before Covid, I got caught up in a festive party of bichon frises dressed,…

Rich in masterpieces: After Impressionism – Inventing Modern Art, at the National Gallery, reviewed

1 April 2023 9:00 am

Getting the words ‘impressionism’ and ‘modern art’ into one exhibition title is a stroke of marketing genius on the part…

Don’t miss the exquisite Native-American carvings at the Sainsbury Centre

25 March 2023 9:00 am

It’s payback time: women, artists from ethnic minorities and non-western traditions are taking over the exhibition schedules. On the heels…

How two Dutchmen introduced marine art to Britain

11 March 2023 9:00 am

In March 1675 the Keeper of His Majesty’s Lodgings at Greenwich received an order for ‘Three pairs of shutters for…

Thoroughly unsettling, never simplistic: Mike Nelson – Extinction Beckons, at the Hayward Gallery, reviewed

4 March 2023 9:00 am

You enter through the gift shop. Mike Nelson has turned the Hayward Gallery upside down and back to front for…