The introductory display on the ground floor begins with a stunning array of a dozen self-portraits, immediately bringing visitors face-to-face with the artist Museums

Van Gogh Museum gets multicoloured make-over

Redisplay puts more emphasis on what draws visitors to the Amsterdam institution—the artist’s tortured life (The introductory display on the ground floor begins with a stunning array of a dozen self-portraits, immediately bringing visitors face-to-face with the artist) Published online: 27 November 2014
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Artists’ studios in Moscow seized, union says

The city has been cracking down on subsidised workspaces

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V&A casts new light on plaster casts

Refurbished gallery reopens after conservators clean 19th-century plasters and uncover their makers’ pioneering techniques

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Don’t call Hockney a Pop artist

In a live interview screened before a new documentary, the 77-year-old painter reveals how active he still is with his work

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Shanghai Biennale is more about process than product

With the theme Social Factory, the show takes a conceptual turn away from the spectacle of China’s art market

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Sean Scully, Zen master?

A major solo show at the Shanghai Himalayas Museum draws connections between the Western abstractionist and Eastern traditions

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Russia's richest businessman funds Roman heritage projects

Alisher Usmanov has given €500,000 to help restore historic sections of the Capitoline Museums

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Outsider artists go to Washington

National Gallery of Art planning exhibition on the significance of America’s self-taught artists for the nation’s mainstream Modern art

Published online: 26 November 2014

Ed Ruscha says artists should 'put the pedal to the metal'

As solo show opens in Rome, the Los Angeles-based artist reflects on his adopted city's population surge

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New evidence of art theft in Cairo

Photographs show Mausoleum of Salar and Sanjar stripped of wooden frieze

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Alberto Burri sculpture to be rebuilt in Milan

Reconstruction of Teatro Continuo, dismantled in 1989, will mark centenary of artist’s birth

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