Europe

Review
Books

Despite its 'hybrid' approach, the Met's catalogue on French painting lacks detailed analysis

When used together, the New York museum’s print catalogue and supplementary website on their 18th-century French works make an excellent initial resource but offer little new information

News
Olafur Eliasson

Olafur Eliasson will create 'pan-European' work of art for Germany's EU presidency next year

The project, which is to be designed with participation from children and young people, will be supported by the Goethe Institute

News

French exhibition aims to reveal naked truth about 'nude Mona Lisa'

New research suggests work could be a prototype of an idealised “Venus” portrait designed by Leonardo himself

Blog
The Buck stopped here

Bernard-Henri Lévy makes poetic plea for European solidarity at Thaddaeus Ropac

News
Art market

‘Stay of execution’ for art shippers as EU extends deadline for permits

A shortage of ECMT permits poses “huge concerns” for British art handlers in Europe

News
Brexit

Turner Prize-winning artist Mark Wallinger launches no-Brexit poster campaign

Posters featuring Prime Minister Theresa May will be cropping up on billboards across Britain

News
Brexit

Art world scrambles to ship art before Brexit deadline

Pavilion commissioners among those to allow extra transport time for Venice Biennale as “huge ramifications” dawn

Review
Books

A monumental study of the heyday of Historicist painting

This comprehensive volume looks at a genre popular in 19th-century Europe but long scorned in the art world

Preview
Exhibitions

Surrealist Dorothea Tanning finally gets long-merited major survey

Show of artist whose work “undermines old idea of Surrealism being about the objectification of women” opens in Madrid before travelling to London

News
Conservation & Preservation

Death triumphs: Museo del Prado completes challenging two-year-long Bruegel restoration

Newly conserved danse macabre work travels to Vienna for major exhibition marking 450 years since the artist's death

Blog
In the frame

Gavin Turk: Brexit is like crashing a transit van

News
Art market

Hard, soft or no-deal: how the UK art market is preparing for Brexit

Costs, paperwork and shipping delays are among gallery concerns, but experts say there are solutions

News
Art market

Leaked document on EU import licensing proposals is deeply concerning, say dealer associations

IADAA and CINOA argue that compromise amendments to contentious new cultural goods regulations are still too stringent and ill-defined

News

House of Lords warns Brexit may starve UK museums of skilled workers

New report says a more restrictive migration system for EU citizens “could threaten the international status of the UK’s world-class institutions”

Review
Books

Thinking with pictures: how images were used for philosophical thinking in the Early Modern period

A rich and fascinating book on what can rightly be called the art of philosophy

Preview
Exhibitions

The Irishman who painted—and brawled—beside Gauguin

Roderic O’Conor and the Moderns: Between Paris and Pont-Aven opens at National Gallery of Ireland

News
Art market

Art dealers slam proposed European Union licence regulations

Revising import controls on cultural goods could impact negatively on trade, dealer organisations say

News

Martin-Gropius-Bau show to mark 30 years since fall of the Berlin Wall

Exhibition next autumn will explore German unification in a global context

News

Käthe Kollwitz Museum finds new home in west Berlin

Its current venue will be leased to the new Museum of Exile from the end of 2019

Preview
Exhibitions

Spark your wanderlust with a wander through Berlin’s Alte Nationalgalerie

New exhibition looks at how love of travel was a prominent feature of 19th-century German Romanticism

Interview
Frieze New York

Frieze Artist Award winner Kapwani Kiwanga takes on colonialism

Imposing open-air work made of African farming fabric opens at New York fair this week

Preview
Exhibitions

Escher’s love affair with landscape explored in home town show

Exhibition of graphic artist and master of illusion takes place at Fries Museum in the Dutch city of Leeuwarden

Review
Commercial galleries

Four must-see shows at Berlin's gallery weekend

From a gallery floor-turned-treadmill at Alexander Levy to Aztec inspiration at Barbara Wien

Preview
Features

East German ‘arseholes’ are reappraised

The painter Georg Baselitz once profanely dismissed artists behind the Iron Curtain—but their work is now experiencing a long-overdue rediscovery

Preview
Exhibitions

How theatre provided a brief escape for prisoners from concentration camp horrors

First major show on subject is at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow

News
Politics

EU Parliament pulls plug on UK’s bid for European Capital of Culture 2023

Move raises fears that Brexit will leave Britain 'culturally isolated'

Archive
Martin Roth

We have an obligation to share collections abroad says V&A director

The V&A’s new, German-born director Martin Roth on what he learned in Dresden—and Beijing

Archive
May 2011

Gian Enzo Sperone: 'The nature of the art market has changed for ever'

The Italian dealer and co-founder of Sperone Westwater spoke to us in 2011 about botany, the difference between European and US galleries and why the "big gallery" systems won't last

Archive
Art market

EU tax and regulation changes and more sales could allow the European art market to retain top spot over China

Yet the EU's share of the market is steadily declining and the US may already have lost its lead

Archive
Politics

Disagreement between France and Spain on cultural protectionism

President Aznar of Spain stated that cultural protectionism was “the refuge of a country whose culture is in decline”

Archive
Art market

A report, produced by David Kusin, suggests that the European art market seems to be in decline compared to that of the US

Are taxes and regulations hamstringing Europe or does the US just spend more?

Archive
November 1996

Germany leads the way as Europe sees increased sponsorship of the arts

Record giving approached £1bn across the continent

Archive
Cultural policy

Count down to 1993 and the United States of Europe—are you prepared? Everything you need to know about the European Commission and the Maastricht Treaty

Read this and keep it if you’re an artist, a dealer, an auctioneer, a collector, a museum curator, an academic, a publisher, an advertiser, a sponsor, a restorer, an architect, a lawyer or an arts administrator—inside or outside Europe

Archive
Exhibitions

Appel, Rauschenberg, Panamarenko design high-art kites for an exhibition touring Europe

Flying art around the world