Alison Cole

Alison Cole is the Editor of The Art Newspaper

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Salvator Mundi

Revealed: the plans to show Salvator Mundi at the Louvre

Exclusive photograph from the Paris museum shows the intended installation set up

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Salvator Mundi

Salvator Mundi nearly made it to the Louvre exhibition, and might still be included

We can also reveal that the $450m painting is described in the latest insurance documents as “attributed to” Leonardo rather than as a definitive autograph work

Review
Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo review: Salvator Mundi hovers in the wings, but Louvre show is still magnificent without it

With a mass of the artist’s greatest works on its walls, the exhibition is a huge hit despite the non-appearance—so far—of the controversial painting

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Leonardo da Vinci

New book on Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi aims to be a definitive study—but it's not the last word on the controversial painting

Ahead of the blockbuster at the Musée du Louvre, we get an exclusive first read of the publication written by Martin Kemp, Robert Simon and Margaret Dalivalle

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Discoveries

Sotheby's to offer newly discovered Mantegna drawing

Preparatory sketch for The Triumph of Caesar will go on sale in New York in January

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Exhibitions

Despite Brexit, Britain is biggest lender to Louvre’s Leonardo blockbuster show

Speculation remains over whether Salvator Mundi will appear

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Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo at the Louvre: an exclusive first look at this year's biggest blockbuster

We reveal the research and science behind the monograph exhibition exploring the Renaissance painter's artistic evolution

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Exhibitions

Verrocchio's first major US survey to delve into his role in shaping the High Renaissance

The artist is best known as Leonardo’s teacher, but an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in Washington aims to highlight his own technical accomplishment and inventiveness

Review
Venice Biennale 2019

Venice Biennale 2019: the must-see pavilions in the Arsenale

The former shipyards house many of the star national displays this year, here are some of the best

Review
Venice Biennale 2019

Venice Biennale 2019: the must-see pavilions in the Giardini

From an aquatic odyssey to a guerrilla dance performance, here are the exhibitions we loved at the heart of the big event

Interview
Damien Hirst

Blossoming artist: Damien Hirst on returning to the studio, fluorescent florals and the 'muppets' in government

Hirst has spent the past 18 months in his London studio painting cherry blossom and now, in an exclusive interview, he explains why this new body of work is a matter of life and death

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Connoisseurship

Another new Leonardo is a reason to be cheerful

The Virgin and Laughing Child was recently re-attributed as the artist's “only surviving sculpture”

Review
National Museum of Qatar

Review: Jean Nouvel's National Museum of Qatar opens with surprises at every turn

Every aspect of modern museography is used to create immersive displays and engaging learning experiences

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Loans

Hermitage and MoMA heads seek end to US-Russian loans freeze

Diplomats hint at future cooperation between the countries at Texas conference

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Exhibitions

Botticelli’s violent stories have a contemporary resonance in #MeToo era

“Spalliera” panels depicting parables are reunited at Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum for the first time in 500 years

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Brexit

'A perfectly engineered catastrophe': artists speak out after Theresa May’s Brexit deal is crushed by parliament

Some, like Mark Wallinger, hold out vain hope for a second referendum, others, like Anish Kapoor, say we must come together to beat mounting xenophobia and intolerance

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Cultural policy

Mikhail Piotrovsky—Hermitage chief for 26 years—is an Old Master of diplomacy

Russian museum is pursuing global expansion with long-term plans under way for Barcelona and China

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Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo's Salvator Mundi: expert uncovers ‘exciting’ new evidence

Did Louvre Abu Dhabi’s $450m painting belong to an English nobleman who followed Charles I to the scaffold in 1649?

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Introducing: Adventures with Van Gogh

A new blog by Martin Bailey

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Comment

The sidelining of arts education in England is seriously out of step with our times

While this year's A-level results show a rapid decline in arts subjects in the UK, countries outside of the West are stepping up teaching of creative subjects

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Three to see

Three to see: London

From rejuvenated “killed negatives” to a new lease of life for the UK’s only Michelangelo marble

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Michelangelo

The UK's only marble Michelangelo takes pride of place at new Royal Academy

The Taddei Tondo has not always been treated as a masterpiece