Martin Bailey

‘We’ve got our man’ says British Museum chair as BBC programme digs deep into thefts

George Osborne’s comments were made on Thief at the British Museum, which has been released both as a one-off television show and a radio series

How drinking too much coffee fuelled Van Gogh’s work

A highly personal still-life painting featuring a pot, milk jug and cups offers an insight into daily life in the Yellow House

British Museum recovers a further 268 stolen objects

The institution’s chair George Osborne has described the total number of items returned as a result that “few expected”, though more than 800 remain missing

How Van Gogh’s ‘Bedroom’ paved the way to Modern art

Tate’s show on Expressionism reminds us that Vincent was “the father of us all”

Courtauld show to make Monet’s 1905 London ‘dream’ exhibition a reality

Three weeks before a planned London gallery show of his paintings of Waterloo Bridge, Charing Cross Bridge and the Houses of Parliament, the “perfectionist” Impressionist pulled out, dissatisfied with the state of his canvases

Gabriele Finaldi welcomes a ‘once-in-a-generation’ opportunity to rethink London’s National Gallery

As the London museum celebrates its 200th birthday, its director speaks to The Art Newspaper about plans to reopen the Sainsbury Wing in May 2025, rehang the collection and consider work on a further extension

The Nazi collaborator who sheltered nearly 300 Van Gogh works during the war: Sam van Deventer’s story is now told

A new biography reveals that the director of the Kröller-Müller Museum had earlier acquired eight Van Goghs for his personal collection—and he may have sold the finest one to Hitler’s deputy, Hermann Göring

The fate of a Van Gogh flower painting destined for Japan’s 'Sheer Pleasure' pavilion

Kojiro Matsukata’s still life was destroyed in a London fire and his “Van Gogh’s Bedroom” was seized during the Second World War

How a Danish museum was asked to safeguard and then return 290 stolen gems to British Museum

The Danish specialist Ittai Gradel, who first raised alarm about thefts of antiquities from the London museum, and earlier returned 61 gems bought separately on eBay, approached the Thorvaldsens Museum to help in repatriating a second, larger set of stolen pieces

The paint was still wet: a closer look at three Van Gogh paintings heading to the Rijksmuseum

They include an Amsterdam townscape painted an hour or so before the artist visited the newly opened museum in 1885

Four fake Van Gogh self-portraits that publishers put on their book covers

These works deceive readers, giving a false impression about the artist

Did Van Gogh’s brother Theo have syphilis?

It is almost certain, and this could well be a reason behind Vincent’s suicide

Van Gogh’s potatoes: few artists would choose this subject for a still life

Vincent borrowed a casserole from his brother’s kitchen for the painting, which has just been acquired by Rotterdam’s art museum

Revealed: the colourful and scandalous life of Toulouse-Lautrec's 'Black Countess'

The Art Newspaper has uncovered new details about the subject of the artist's 1881 painting

Tate Britain unveils Keith Piper's artistic response to racist Rex Whistler mural

"One of the most challenging issues I've faced”, says museum director Alex Farquharson on dealing with the controversial 1927 artwork

A Van Gogh self-portrait goes to Wales

An American almost bought the painting for London’s National Gallery in 1924—but it sold to a French buyer and is now coming to the UK on loan

New dawn: the birth of Impressionism revisited 150 years later for Paris exhibition

Musée d’Orsay brings together works by Monet, Renoir, Degas and others first seen in a landmark 1874 exhibition

Ten reasons why we love Van Gogh

It’s not only the art, but also his extraordinary life story

Auctioneer withdraws looted shield from sale after restitution request from Ethiopian government

Ethiopian Heritage Authority asked to contact vendor to request restitution of battle trophy taken following British expeditionary force's punitive siege of Maqdala in 1868

British Museum suffering from leaking roofs as wait for huge redevelopment project goes on

Emergency repairs are being made to several galleries, just over a year after Assyrian reliefs were threatened by serious condensation

V&A aims to outflank the Met over £2m ivory

An export licence has now been deferred a second time to allow the UK museum to raise funds

New publication sheds fresh light on brothel scenes by Emile Bernard and Van Gogh

Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum this week publishes a catalogue focused on Bernard‘s rarely seen drawings featuring prostitution and sexual allegories

Frans Hals scholars split over attributions

As a major exhibition on the Dutch Old Master opens at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, a divide has emerged among specialists over the total number of autograph works

The Van Gogh painting that was stolen—and recovered in an Ikea bag—goes on show

Research reveals that the artist began the work as a winter scene and transformed it into a spring landscape

Investigation by Portuguese newspaper reveals grappling between politicians and museums over future of Kwer’ata Re’esu

Disagreement centred over whether the painting, looted in 1868 and later sold to a private collector in Portugal, should be bought by the government and returned to Ethopia