Exhibitions

Breathtaking: Mary Cassatt at Work, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, reviewed

8 June 2024 9:00 am

Work – in the sense of toil – is about the last thing a 19th-century painter wished to be associated…

Is there still life in British still life?

1 June 2024 9:00 am

‘The tyrannical rule of nature morte is, at last, over,’ announced Paul Nash in the Listener in 1931. ‘Apples have…

The woman who revolutionised British fashion: Barbara Hulanicki interviewed

18 May 2024 9:00 am

‘I was one of your original customers in Kensington Church Street,’ I tell the founder of Biba when we meet.…

Fascinating insight into the mind of Michelangelo

11 May 2024 9:00 am

You’re pushing 60 and an important patron asks you to repeat an artistic feat you accomplished in your thirties. There’s…

It’s time to free art from being ‘interactive’ and ‘immersive’

4 May 2024 9:00 am

The American artist and critic Brad Troemel once pointed out that art galleries have all turned into a kind of…

The latest Venice Biennale is ideologically and aesthetically bankrupt

27 April 2024 9:00 am

Last week’s opening of the 60th edition of the Venice Biennale marks a watershed for the art world. In much…

How flabby our ideas of draughtsmanship have become

20 April 2024 9:00 am

The term drawing is a broad umbrella, so in an exhibition of 120 works it helps to outline some distinctions.…

Impressionism is 150 years old – this is the anniversary show to see

6 April 2024 9:00 am

The time that elapsed between the fall of the Paris Commune and the opening of the first proper impressionist exhibition…

The quiet brilliance of street photographer Saul Leiter

6 April 2024 9:00 am

This is the second exhibition of mid-century New York street photography at the MK Gallery in Milton Keynes. The first,…

‘You cannot begin by calling me France’s most famous living artist!’: Sophie Calle interviewed

4 November 2023 9:00 am

‘You cannot begin by calling me France’s most famous living artist!’ Thus Sophie Calle objected to the first line of…

The importance of lesbianism to British modernism: Double Weave, at Ditchling Museum, reviewed

4 November 2023 9:00 am

The name of Ditchling used to be synonymous with Eric Gill, but since he was outed as an abuser of…

How the Georgians invented nightlife

21 October 2023 9:00 am

Dan Hitchens on the Georgian obsession with lavish light shows and nocturnal adventures

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…

Has VR finally come of age?

14 October 2023 9:00 am

VR ‘immersion’ is everywhere in London this autumn, but is it of any value? Stuart Jeffries takes the plunge

The splendour of Edinburgh’s new Scottish galleries

30 September 2023 9:00 am

Claudia Massie on the spectacular new galleries that showcase the best of Scottish art for the first time

Why is Frans Hals still not considered the equal of Rembrandt?

16 September 2023 9:00 am

Why is Frans Hals still not considered the equal of Rembrandt, asks Craig Raine

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…