The birth of Impressionism calculated to the nearest minute

Using the position of the sun and the time of high tide, an astrophysicist pinpoints when Monet put brush to canvas

Published online: 21 August 2014

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A tale of two extensions

Basel’s Kunstmuseum expansion project is progressing at pace. In Zürich, however, the Kunsthaus’s plans are in legal limbo

Published online: 20 June 2014

Authentication by numbers

Gerhard Richter systematically numbers his works, making forgeries easy to detect. So why don’t all artists follow his example?

Published online: 18 June 2014

The great art fair scramble

Moving the opening of the Venice Biennale to May has set the cat among the pigeons

Published online: 17 June 2014

Asian collectors reach for the play button

The new film section of the fair highlights the crossover between cinema and video art in the region

Published online: 17 May 2014

How a Caravaggio came to Hong Kong

The sky-high cost of borrowing one painting by the Italian artist has not impressed everyone

Published online: 17 May 2014


For love or money?

As the art world descends on Art Basel Miami Beach, we ask leading market experts about how art compares with other asset classes, while art advisers give their views on what to buy.