Monthly Archives: June 2017

Raphael — The Drawings

Raphael’s drawings at the Ashmolean mark a resurgence in his popularity — and they are full of technical surprises

Hokusai — Beyond the Great Wave

The British Museum’s Hokusai exhibition shows the restless vigour and energy that the great Japanese artist brought to his work well into his eighties

Venice Biennale

Phyllida Barlow puts on a jolly good UK show for the 57th Venice Biennale, but the event’s French chief curator has sadly lost her long-winded way

Step into the void

The Italian futurist Giacomo Balla aimed for dynamism, but is lost in a blurred dimension

Every shade of gay

Bacon, Hockney, Wilde: Tate Britain’s queer art show is awash with talent — it’s a shame about the feeble work that’s also floated in