Modernism

Designinterview

Loki’s production designer on the Modernist inspiration behind the show’s stunning visuals

Kasra Farahani explains why the Time Variance Authority waiting room looks so much like the Breuer building, and how the inside of a Fabergé egg became an alien train carriage

This book makes an arresting argument for the foundations of Modern art

The Hamburger Kunsthalle’s exhibition catalogue groups Tiepolo, Fragonard and Goya as forerunners of Modernism

This little book will help the Scottish Colourists find further fame south of the border

Well known between the two World Wars, the four French-trained artists are slowly coming back into critical attention

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: Christie's Impressionist and Modern evening sale November 2019

In our new video series, deputy art market editor Margaret Carrigan recaps the highlights of New York's billion-dollar auction week

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

What art world figures think of MoMA's $450m makeover

Curators and dealers perceive a “new metabolism” in the permanent collection galleries

'Art history isn’t the neat package you think it is': first look at MoMA's $450m expansion

How the New York museum has remixed its unrivalled collection ahead of its 21 October re-opening

Thoroughly Modern Maharaja: how an Indian prince amassed one of the world’s greatest interwar design collections

Paris exhibition includes furniture by Eileen Gray, sculptures by Constantin Brancusi and photographs by Man Ray

This catalogue succinctly surveys Leon Kossoff’s London life paintings

Cityscapes and portraits, along with his Old Master transcriptions, feature in this book that accompanies an exhibition at London's Piano Nobile Gallery

Eileen Gray’s and Le Corbusier’s architectural gems reopen after extensive restoration

A Modernist villa and hut in the south of France feature wall paintings by Le Corbusier

The Getty Conservation Institute maps out a plan to preserve the Eames House

The Los Angeles Modernist home was designed and lived in by Charles and Ray Eames

Germanypreview

New Berlin exhibition exposes Emil Nolde’s Nazi ties

Show at the Hamburger Bahnhof explores how the German artist hid behind Hitler's "degenerate" label

Weimar—birthplace of Bauhaus—opens new museum dedicated to the influential design school

On the same day, the nearby Neues Museum Weimar will open a new permanent exhibition on early Modernism

Booksreview

Frida Kahlo's letters conceal nothing and reveal nothing

Kahlo’s communications with her mother are unsurprisingly banal

More to Viennese Modernism than Klimt and Schiele: new show on forgotten female artists

Organisers had to delve deep into the Belvedere archives and visit artist's descendants to assemble the exhibition

Bauhausfeature

Bauhaus is 100 years old in 2019—but which one are we celebrating?

The German school, one of the crucibles of Modernism, was a complex entity

Bauhausfeature

Germany celebrates 100 years of Bauhaus with a bonanza of museum openings and exhibitions

From newly conserved buildings and puppet shows to virtual-reality installations and ballet, across the country the German school is finally getting its due

Picture this: from €10,000 to €1.3m, what to buy at Paris Photo

Prices for photography tend to be lower than standard art market price ranges but Richard Avedon’s famous Warhol image has a seven-figure price tag

Photographer Anne Brigman rediscovered in Nevada Museum of Art show

The artist, once championed by Alfred Stieglitz, fell into obscurity after her death in 1950

Art historyinterview

Reliving the dawn of Modernism in India

An art historian explores the importance of the pathbreaking Progressive Artists’ Group, the focus of an exhibition opening at Asia Society

The digital age meets design classics at Design Miami

Galleries test the market for innovation, but there is also a wealth of Modernism on show

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

The future of the Corcoran Gallery, Washington DC, remains uncertain

The institution hopes a $2m V&A blockbuster exhibition of modernist design will draw visitors and sponsors

Collectorsarchive

Collector Bob Rubin's proves passion for Prouvé in $1 million restoration

The artist’s Maison Tropicale is on show this month at Yale

Top Swiss collection of Modernist art on long-term loan to the Kunstmuseum Basel

Up until this point, the works were in the custody of a foundation established by the Im Obersteg family subsequent to their purchase

Roger Benjamin's study into the colonial relationship between Modernism and Orientalism

This study investigates how North African artists were influenced by French artists—and vice versa

Le Corbusier before Le Corbusier: exhibition focuses on the formative years of experimentation

The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts Design and Culture

All eyes on the collectors as Cologne's Ludwig Museum opens after renovation

The refurbished and extended Ludwig Museum has opened, with hundreds of Picassos on display and a colour-coded system for requesting sponsorship

Booksarchive

Books: Absence in art and the absent Kapoor artwork in analyses of nothing

The evergreen aesthetic attraction of nothingness is explored and Anish Kapoor’s book replaces a vanished work

The once and future MoMA: The museum's double role plays out across two exhibitions

Across two venues MoMA presents one exhibition examining the past, while a collaboration on another focuses on the future of art

Diary of a dealer: the American Modernism dealer, Hollis Taggart

Rising prices and increasing prestige for certain artists as collectors awake to Modernism’s sleepers

What's on in New York: Degas, Dow and Diego

Also on show are pastel landscapes at Artemis and high-tech furniture at Barry Friedman

Booksarchive

Books: Modernism behind the Iron Curtain and in wartime Paris

The progress of Modernism in the Communist States and the response of the French Avant-garde to World War I are examined in these two books

Booksarchive

Books: Wyndham Lewis and the art of modern war

This collection positions Lewis as an “anti-war war artist”

Art Baselarchive

What’s on beyond Art Basel this summer

Exploring Basel commercial galleries; from Classic Modernists to new contemporaries

Collectorsarchive

Raymond Nasher, the world’s biggest private collector of modern sculpture

The shopping-mall millionare has been wooed by museums all over the world, but Dallas looks set to benefit from generosity in the great American tradition

Elizabeth Murray curates MoMA exhibition of women Modernist artists

This feminist show is the fifth of the museum's artist-curated exhibitions drawn from the permanent collection