Modern art

Booksreview

Pablo Picasso: personal and political collide in lively fourth volume of detailed biography

The Minotaur Years relays the artist's strife as he entered his 50s and one of the most turbulent decades of European history

Rediscovering the East London Group: the part-time, working-class artists who depicted the capital between the wars

A new show in Southend-on-Sea aims to shine a light on the realist painters who fell into obscurity as tastes changed after the Second World War

Édouard Manet and modern beauty: prettier, more frivolous and gallant

A series of essays explores the 'feminisation' of the artist's later practice

Centre Pompidou plans to show 120,000 works 'as much as possible' around France during three-year closure

While Paris museum undergoes renovations, Europe's biggest modern and contemporary art collection will go on tour—keeping curators employed

Sophie Taeuber-Arp survey reveals the dizzying range of work by the Swiss artist

The major travelling exhibition opens at the Kunstmuseum Basel before travelling to London's Tate Modern and the Museum of Modern Art in New York

Cézanne’s drawings, watercolours and sketchbooks to get star treatment at MoMA

A major exhibition focuses on works on paper by one of the core artists in the museum’s Modern art collection

The story behind a student who discovered Edward Hopper's earliest paintings were copies

New research finds teenage artist's landscapes were based on a magazine for amateurs learning how to paint

Here are the ten most popular Post-Impressionist and Modern art exhibitions of 2019

Big names such as Munch, Klimt and Van Gogh dominate the rankings, but a couple of lesser-known artists did surprisingly well

Patrick van Maris is leaving Tefaf after five years: but has he left the fair in too much flux?

In an increasingly competitive, mixed-category art fair environment, the president of the Dutch fair group made everyone apply each year

Zervos: the name that can make or break a Picasso

An exhibition in Athens about the life of Christian Zervos, whose 33-volume catalogue of the artist is indispensable to the Picasso market

Royal Academy of Arts to show rare Picasso drawings from ground-breaking 1956 film of the artist at work

Most of the works, created with felt tip pen on newsprint, have been lost, but two have been specially restored for London show

Here come the 'angels of anarchy': Surrealist women to steal the shows in 2020

Exhibitions in UK, Europe and US speak to growing public appetite for scholarship on the women of art history

A Southern belle with a range of painterly styles is bought to the fore in this thorough book

Dusti Bongé was an artist who lived and worked in the Deep South and who was a versatile, if little known, artist

Hammer Time: consistency and caution are key at Sotheby's Impressionist and Modern evening sale

The newly private auction house led the night's lots with its known money-maker Claude Monet, and set a world record for the Polish artist Tamara de Lempicka

Hosted and directed by Margaret Carrigan. Filmed and edited by Travis Wood. Produced by Helen Stoilas

Goulandris collection of Modern masterworks finally revealed in new Athens museum

Dream museum of collectors Basil and Elise Goulandris brought to life almost three decades after original proposal

Blue on Blue: Picasso blockbuster comes to Toronto in 2020

An exhibition focusing on the artist’s Blue Period came together after high-tech examinations of the work revealed hidden surprises

Jacob Rothschild fulfills a 50-year-old dream with two sculptures by a Greek Modernist

How two monumental figures by Niko Ghika looking out from Corfu were made

Rediscovering Ida, the lesser-known O’Keeffe

A show opening at the Clark Art Institute reveals how Georgia O’Keeffe thwarted her sister’s career in art

Big birthday is a boon for Bauhaus

Works on the stands at Art Basel show the market for artists associated with the German movement is hotting up in this centenary year

Monet's glowing haystacks set alight Sotheby's Impressionist and Modern art sale with a new £97m record

Market is alive and kicking at the top for prime Impressionist works, though Bouguereau's uncomfortably placed, 19th-century Bacchanalian scene failed to sell

Hermitage and Pushkin join forces to show stellar Russian collections of Modern art

The museums are pooling the divided collections of Sergei Shchukin and Morozov brothers for a quartet of exhibitions

Tefaf Maastricht overhauls Modern art section in battle to stay on top in changing market

Loss of some regular exhibitors in favour of blue-chip contemporary art galleries is the latest in a string of changes to the venerable Dutch fair

Keep the Monet flowing: trim but efficient Sotheby's sale starts London's pre-Brexit Impressionist and Modern art week

£63m auction total is half that of last year, but bidding from Asia and Russia helps make new record for Oskar Schlemmer and a Venetian view by Monet

Rothko deserves better, SFMoMA

The San Francisco museum plans to sell Untitled (1960) at Sotheby's for between $35m and $50m, the artist is unlikely to have approved

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

Fresh takes on Modernism, colour and two giants of American art

Forensic examination of all Modigliani works in French museums gets under way

Comprehensive analysis of 29 pieces from ten institutions could be “the best weapon against forgery”

Art marketpreview

What to watch on the block during New York's fall sales

Lesser known lots still hold plenty of hammer potential

When the avant-garde met E=mc2: the story behind Dimensionism

Supported by prominent figures in its day, the little known movement is at last being rescued from obscurity

A bigger splash: France's expanded La Piscine museum reopens after makeover

Former Art Deco swimming pool in Roubaix dives into Modern French sculpture

Chicago resurrects its master craftsman

Edgar Miller finally gets his due as the city prepares to celebrate the overlooked designer’s eclectic work

London's National Portrait Gallery’s contemporary art programme resonates more with the art world than the public

Though not as dire as first thought, visitor figures for the museum's contemporary shows have still been poor

Building a bridge from van Gogh to Sun Ra

A curator draws unexpected associations in an enthralling ten-artist show at the Vincent van Gogh Foundation centering on the sun

Supply wrung out? End of term feel to London Impressionist and Modern art auctions

Sotheby's sale fell below estimate while Christie’s provided some cheer, showing there is still money in Monet – but only the right one

Georgina Adam. with additional reporting by Anna Brady

‘Believing is seeing’: Tom Wolfe on Modern art

The novelist and journalist was also an outspoken art critic

Christie’s $416m Impressionist and Modern art sale reaffirms bullish market for top material

Even without a $150m-plus headliner, the auction topped rival Sotheby’s by $100m thanks to deeper, more even bidding

Modernist artist Paul Feiler’s legacy reassessed in new shows and publications

The German-born artist was a key member of the St Ives artistic community—but why does his work matter?

The power couples who shaped Modern art

New show explores 40 romantic and artistic partnerships of the 20th century

From $300 to $1.1m: What can you buy at Art Dubai?

From works on paper by emerging artists to an Anish Kapoor sculpture, the fair caters to all pocketbooks

Object Stories from Art Dubai Modern

From burnt wood works to Picasso-esque paintings, we look at works on sale at the fair

Drawings week hits Paris

The 27th edition of Salon du Dessin at Palais Brongniart assembles 39 dealers from Europe and the US

Private View: our pick of March gallery shows

New shows at commercial galleries, from emerging names to rediscovered talents

Mystery Picasso collector on spending spree buys £49.8m portrait of Marie-Thérèse

Buyer bidding through advisors Gurr Johns, combined with strong Asian interest, buoys London Impressionist and Modern art sales at Christie's and Sotheby's

Kettle's Yard—where Modern art meets pot plants and pebbles—reopens after two-year facelift

House-museum in Cambridge now has “world-class” conditions for future exhibitions, says its director

Ageing Picasso’s painting of lover and virile musketeer could make £18m at Christie's

Mousquetaire et nu assis is among highlights of London evening sale of Modern and Impressionist art in February

Beyond Leonardo: the artists who led the auctions in 2017

We survey the top five results in key markets, from Old Masters to Post-war and contemporary

World tour of Cairo’s Surrealists comes to Tate Liverpool

Show examines role of Art et Liberté in international fight against fascism, nationalism and colonialism

Solid $269.7m at Sotheby's maintains momentum in Impressionist and Modern market

New York sale results boosted by strong Asian and Russian buying, and shored up by guarantees

Christie’s $479.3m Impressionist and Modern sale hits highest total since 2007

Pent-up demand for top material kicks off New York's key auction week, with a $81.3m Van Gogh and records for Léger, Magritte, Man Ray and Vuillard

Optimism abounds heading into November auctions in New York

Discretionary sellers gain confidence in the market and Christie's leads its contemporary sale with Da Vinci—but recent overreaches sound a cautionary note

Kettle's Yard to reopen in 2018 after £11m transformation

Cambridge house-museum and its art influenced the student Nicholas Serota to switch from economics to art history

Newhouse family hires Tobias Meyer to advise on Modern art collection’s future

The involvement of the former Sotheby’s auctioneer turned private dealer and advisor hints at bigger plans

Sculpture in its natural habitat: US edition

Don't miss out on this summer's hottest outdoor sculpture installations

Sculpture in its natural habitat: UK edition

Don't miss out on this summer's hottest outdoor sculpture installations

Kandinsky record falls twice in patchy Sotheby’s sale

With three lots making over £20m with fees, Sotheby’s long-winded Impressionist & Modern Art auction improves on 2016 but falls just short of a stiff estimate

De Stijl in the Netherlands: a round-up

Three excellent exhibitions explore different approaches to Neoplasticism