Donald Lee

Donald Lee is the Literary Editor of The Art Newspaper

"Dürer and his Circle" exhibition at Basel's Kunstmuseum unveils city council's bounty of prints and drawings

Acquired in the 17th century, the Amerbach collection provides insight into how Dürer's techniques were implemented by his contemporaries


Obituary: Rene Ricard

The artist, critic and bon vivant was credited with propelling Jean-Michel Basquiat to fame

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If you read one book this year, make it one of these

Art-world luminaries, from Eli Broad and Marina Warner to Tim Marlow and Xu Bing, pick the best art books they read in 2013

Raphael’s prep work on show at the Städel Museum

11 of the museum's works will be exhibited alongside 40 others loaned from around the world


Obituary for Jacques Taddei

The French musician, museum director, public servant and man of many letters.

Exhibition explores the avant-garde aspects of the conservative Pre-Raphaelites

The Pre-Raphaelite movement was conservative: “back to the future” might well have been its motto

Prodigious, prolific, phenomenal: Raphael’s last 17 years in Rome on show at the Louvre

The Prado and the Louvre collaborate for a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition


Raphaels reunited for the Pope’s German visit

The Pope apparently insisted that the Vatican's Raphael’s Madonna di Foligno be displayed alongside Dresden’s own Raphael, painted in the same year

Books: The continuities in Medieval and Renaissance art at the V&A

A deep look into the remarkable objects now on display in the museum's recently opened galleries


Books in brief: the Medieval Warrior’s (Unofficial) Manual

The perfect reference book for those of us who cannot just offhand distinguish a gambeson from a hauberk

Queen Victoria & Albert: Art and Love

An exhibition catalogue continues the trend of challenging the dour image of Victoria

Simplified Dutch restitution policy to end

Policy regarding reclaiming of looted artworks to change come April


Norton Museum’s war loot research grant

A grant will enable them to probe incomplete provenance records


Spring books: US. Decorative arts to the fore

Photography, Asian art, the art of antiquity, Old Masters, and historiography are also among the topics covered

Iran's National Museum of Art touring exhibition currently at Antikenmuseum Basel chronicles seven thousand years of Persian art

The show is an attempt by Prime Minister Ayatollah Khatami to eliminate bad feeling between Iran and the West, and to spread awareness about the archaeological sites in the country under threat

Leonardo da Vinci the master draughtsman at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

A new exhibition takes a closer look at Leonardo's work on paper

Drawings by Leonardo da Vinci from the Royal Collection go on Golden Jubilee tour

The Queen's collection begin their celebratory journey in Graves Art Gallery Sheffield

Thomas Girtin and the art of watercolour at the Tate Britain

160 works are now on show for the bicentenary of the artist's death

From Raphael to Tiepolo: Three centuries of Italian masterpieces come together at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

The decadent show includes works from the Budapest Museum of Dine Arts, and is open until 4 August


Senatorial pulling power brings Raphaels to France

Despite curators’ protests, the French senate has pushed through a Raphael exhibition at the Musée du Luxembourg, Paris


Tate's 'Image and Idol' takes a look at the 12th century

This new exhibition explores earlier British art than ever before


The National Gallery of Scotland explores Rembrandt’s real women

The exhibition on the Dutch master's female subjects will then travel to the Royal Academy


Dealer Adam Williams on trial for selling Nazi war loot

The work was taken by the Nazis from the Schloss Collection