Recent articles

The Japanese by Christopher Harding, review — an impressive history

    A marvellous study of a nation in 20 memorable characters

    Arctic — Culture and Climate at the British Museum

      A show that needs more grit and less propaganda

      The Sin exhibition at the National Gallery

        Sin is a terrific subject for a show, if treated with curiosity and respect, but this is dumbing down

        Polly Morgan’s How to Behave at Home at the Bomb Factory; The Royal Academy’s Winter Exhibition

          A fabulously unique show that will have you squirming

          Bruce Nauman, Tate Modern, London SE1

            Baffling and bleak, Bruce Nauman’s work is hugely influential — and the perfect art for the Covid world

            Artemisia, National Gallery, London WC2

              Snappy, witty, funny: the National Gallery’s new show charts the arrival of a unique female voice

              Look after the pennies and the Tondo takes care of itself

                Here we go again. Just as the arrival of the first swallow signals the start of spring, so the arrival of a financial crisis at the Royal Academy prompts a call for the academy to sell its most prized possession: the Taddei Tondo. Carved in Florence in the early 1500s, this unfinished relief is the […]

                Cecily Brown, Blenheim Palace; Tantra, British Museum

                  Some of Cecily Brown’s paintings at Blenheim misfire, but the best are snappy and subversive

                  The book of Gauguin: a preview of the rare manuscript Avant et après at the Courtauld

                    Waldemar Januszczak is given exclusive access to the most important of the artist’s outpourings at the gallery’s temporary home

                    London Grads Now, Saatchi Gallery, London SW3

                      A lucky few graduates seize the moment — with work that questions nature and identity