Donald Lee

Donald Lee is the Literary Editor of The Art Newspaper

Winckelmann's impact on modern concepts of art history is celebrated in Weimar

The man who wrote art history is remembered 300 years after his birth

Germany marks the 500th anniversary of Luther’s Theses

Several exhibits are taking place across the country, including the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin

Sebastiano's debt to Michelangelo made clear in London show

The follower limps while the master strides through all six galleries in the National Gallery's latest exhibition

Sebastiano and his mentor Michelangelo arrive in London

The National Gallery looks at the fruitful but doomed association between the two artists

Old Master exhibitions not to miss in 2017

Coming to a museum near you: mentors, medals and monarchs… oh my!

Sebastiano and his mentor Michelangelo arrive in London

The National Gallery explores the highs and lows of this prolific partnership

Lord Snowdon, photographer of British high society, dies aged 86

Princess Margaret's former husband worked for Vogue and his pictures were shown at the National Portrait Gallery

Three to see: New York

From opulent ancien régime metalwork to Dubuffet's elegant drawings

Three to see: London

Cheer yourself up after Kiefer's Walhalla with Turk's delights in Vauxhall

Land ho: the flourishing of Flemish landscape painting

An exhibition in Dresden chronicles the emergence and variance of landscapes from Flanders

Three to see: London

Picasso’s portraits, AbEx’s big guns and Parreno’s Turbine Hall commission are not to be missed during Frieze week&nbsp; <br>

Top five London shows during Frieze week

Our pick of the city's must-see exhibitions, including Picasso, Pollock and two million pennies<br>

Three to see: London

Contemplate Abstract Expressionism at the RA before getting down to big beats and 3D visual treats in the Hayward’s Infinite Mix

Renata and Michal Hornstein

The philanthropist couple, who escaped the Nazis in Poland, enriched Montreal’s Museum of Fine Arts

What your pants say about you

Our underwear reveals a lot about our changing perceptions of sex and gender, according to the V&A's latest show


The Divine Comedy, a German classic: on Dante's German debut

After Schlegel, Dante was loosed from the Romantic moorings and entered the mainstream of German letters

Pomp in print, pomp at play: princely splendour in two Viennese exhibitions

Two show on Germanic collections from the Early Modern period fulfil all expectations

British Museum’s Sicily show highlights two golden ages

Exhibition demonstrates sophistication and expertise of both the invaders and the conquered


Maria Sibylla Merian: a fascination for metamorphosis

Artist travelled to Suriname in 17th century to document caterpillars, chrysalises and butterflies

Royal Academy’s Giorgione exhibition is a circle without a centre

Unanswered questions of attribution complicate our understanding of the Venetian artist’s position in his generation

Eugène Delacroix’s long reach laid bare in National Gallery show

The patron saint of artists from Van Gogh to Kandinsky gets his first London show since 1964

Martin Luther thrives in Saxony

Donald Lee recommends the Luther exhibition in Torgau about the Reformer’s relationships with the German princes

In memoriam, June 2015

Remembering Jane Farver, Moira Gemmill, Edward Douglas Coke, James Malpas and Piotr Piotrowski