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Politics

Drawing with the ashes of Isis-ravaged buildings: Piers Secunda on the art of destruction

Artist’s works on iconoclasm in Mosul are currently on show at the Imperial War Museum in London

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Exhibitions

More great Danes: new Copenhagen show expands Denmark's Golden Age

Works from the 19th-century helped construct a national identity in Denmark that is ripe for discussion now, says curator

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Books

The scientific brotherhood: Pre-Raphaelite art put under the microscope

The Victorian artist group explored the connections between art and scientific observation to enhance art’s moral purpose

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Exhibitions

In highly personal portraits, an artist speaks up for his native Baltimore

Painted before Donald Trump disparaged the city, Derrick Adams's new works celebrate family life there

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Book Shorts

The travel books of Eugène Delacroix have now been translated into English

These notebooks reveal how the artist discovered the "real" Orient in North Africa and southern Spain and adjusted his paintings accordingly

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Books

Fit for a king: book lays out the vast scale of the Orléans collection

The second Duke of Orléans’ assembly of his famous art collection may have been a covert preparation for seizing the throne of France

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Attribution

Hidden number discovered in conservation helps reveal painting is from Titian's workshop

Part of the Wellington Collection in London, the picture was originally believed to be by a minor north Italian artist

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Exhibitions

Winslow Homer beach paintings—cut in half after a bad review—reunited for Cape Ann Museum show

Exhibition of marine paintings will be joined later this month by a survey of the artist's Civil War illustrations at Harvard Art Museums

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Book Shorts

This book gives a first-hand account of Second World War art and propaganda

A vivid account of the art arising from the experiences of the artist, George Plante

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The Buck stopped here

The gadflies and the gifted: Johnny Dewe Matthews and Andrew Logan at Roche Court

Johnny Dewe Mathews on his exhibition of 1970s photographs at New Art Centre

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Book Shorts

A book of wallpaper art for students

The botanical illustrations of Alexander von Humboldt in poster form

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Books

Coming out of one’s shell: new book explores overlooked mollusc art by naturalist's daughters

Martin Lister enlisted his daughters Susanna and Anna because of the unreliability of the best professional engravers

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Book Shorts

Children’s portraits without shadows: new book on painting childhood

No Chucky or Lord of the Flies in portraits by British and British-based artists

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Van Gogh's correspondence about famed Art Nouveau architect Victor Horta unearthed

Largely overlooked postscript suggests surprise friendship between the Van Gogh brothers and the young Belgian

News
National Gallery

'Exceptional loan' of Francesco Melzi painting from Russia comes to London's National Gallery

Unusual month-long display of recently restored work by Leonardo’s favourite and heir will be lent by the State Hermitage Museum

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Book Shorts

Boilly, prolific portraitist and genre painter

Almost unknown in Britain, his work was secretly amassed by Harry Hyams, the billionaire property developer

Interview
Frieze New York 2019

Alejandra Castro Rioseco on collecting the work of female artists

Latin American artists feature prominently in the collection of the Chilean supporter of women's rights

Damien Hirst

Exclusive: Damien Hirst channels Jackson Pollock for latest works

We take a sneak peek inside the British artist's studio to see him creating his Blossom paintings

Interview
Damien Hirst

Blossoming artist: Damien Hirst on returning to the studio, fluorescent florals and the 'muppets' in government

Hirst has spent the past 18 months in his London studio painting cherry blossom and now, in an exclusive interview, he explains why this new body of work is a matter of life and death

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Frieze New York 2019

Collector's Eye: an interview with Bernard Lumpkin, a 'black art ambassador'

Art lovers tell us what they’ve bought and why

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Exhibitions

Twelve exhibitions not to miss during Frieze New York

From the Leipzig School artist Neo Rauch at the Drawing Center, to Nari Ward at the New Museum, there's plenty to see around New York City during Frieze

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Exhibitions

Hockney-Van Gogh exhibition is ‘a tame,though colourful, bit of fluff’

The British artist dominates the Van Gogh Museum’s dubious doubleheader, which offers little to connect the pair

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Exhibitions

Tate to show $6m Blake watercolours that sold for £1,000 in a Scottish bookshop

Discovered after 165 years, eight of the 19 paintings will be included in the London exhibition in September

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Book Shorts

William-Adolphe Bougeureau: tasteless, sentimental, soft-porny, but French above all

Book looks at the former official darling of the American republic

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Painting

Liu Xiaodong: an interview with China’s great documentary painter

The artist on portraying ordinary people and travelling the world with a “local spirit”

Interview
Collecting

Collector's Eye: an interview with William Zhao

Art lovers tell us what they’ve bought and why

Analysis
Egon Schiele

Buyer's guide to... Egon Schiele

While well known in the West, the work of this major figure of Austrian Expressionism is less recognised in Asia—until now

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Exhibitions

Grandmaster flash of the Mediterranean—Joaquín Sorolla comes to London's National Gallery

The enormously productive painter wielded the fastest of brushes on often huge canvases, suffusing them with Spanish sun and colour

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Exhibitions

Making Miró: MoMA show explores turning point in artist’s career

An exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art focuses on The Birth of the World, a 1925 painting that marks a definitive turning point for Joan Miró

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The Armory Show

From grit to glitter: a look back at 25 years of The Armory Show

The Gramercy International Art Fair was the edgy alternative to establishment fairs when it first began—reimagined as The Armory Show, it has grown into an economic juggernaut

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Exhibitions

Agnes Pelton show looks to introduce the visionary but little-known painter to a new generation

Phoenix Art Museum hosts first US survey of the Californian artist in more than two decades

Podcast

Rembrandt special: the complete artist

As shows marking the 350th anniversary of the Old Master's death open, we look at his masterpieces at the Rijksmuseum, Dulwich Picture Gallery and the British Museum. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Acquisitions

Spot the difference: newly acquired Cranach painting joins earlier work at London’s National Gallery

Moral painting of Venus and Cupid by the German Renaissance master shows the young god of desire being attacked by bees

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Adventures with Van Gogh

How Van Gogh's Sunflowers have inspired generations of British artists

Painters from Brangwyn to Nash paid homage to the masterpiece, all illustrated on the Art UK site

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Digital Age

New watercolour database could help experts combat climate change

Global digital resource provides valuable environmental documentation from an age before photography

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Exhibitions

Tate Modern takes a ‘slow look’ at Pierre Bonnard’s fleeting moments

Exhibition aims to reassess French artist’s reputation and revel in depth and detail of his work

Review
Books

How to try to understand Jusepe de Ribera's many scenes of violence

The Spanish artist’s extraordinary paintings of tortured bodies and tormented souls

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Conservation & Preservation

Wallace Collection crowdfunds to conserve Canaletto works in room with many views

Museum aims to clean and analyse all 28 of its vedute paintings of Venice by spring 2020

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Exhibitions

Grotesque, exotic, fantastic: Emil Nolde's road to Expressionism explored through three lenses

Survey exhibition of "degenerate" German artist at Zentrum Paul Klee includes works being exhibited for first time

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Paris

Double vision: Paris show displays two Mary Magdalene Caravaggios

Scholars are divided over whether either of the paintings of Mary Magdalene in Ecstasy—or both of them—are copies

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Exhibitions

Big on Bruegel: Vienna museum assembles largest show on the artist

A literally once-in-a-lifetime exhibition at Kunsthistorisches Museum

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Features

Larry Poons: Art isn’t business

The octogenarian painter stars in The Price of Everything, a new film about the machinations of the market airing on HBO

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Books

The influence of Klimt in Central European art after the First World War

The adaptations and expansions of the Austrian painter in the nations of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire

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Books

What books in paintings mean

The significance of books in works of art

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

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Exhibitions

Niko Pirosmani: the ‘vagabond’ who inspired the Russian avant-garde

The self-taught artist, whose work commands surprisingly high prices at auction, is the subject of an exhibition at Vienna's Albertina museum

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Exhibitions

'Prime minister of taste': Horace Walpole's collection reunited at Strawberry Hill

Exhibition in collector's former Thames-side home follows a successful (and ongoing) treasure hunt

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Books

Jackson Pollock's art gets lost in academic theory in new book

This scholarly overview of the artist’s work is modishly opaque

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Conservation & Preservation

Family reunited: US exhibition brings together the pieces of cut-up 17th-century Frans Hals portrait

Toledo Museum of Art in Ohio shows three paintings confirmed as one original work by recent conservation

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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

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Exhibitions

Largest ever exhibition on Pieter Bruegel the Elder opens in Vienna

Show at the Kunsthistorisches Museum unites more than three-quarters of the artist's paintings

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Conservation & Preservation

Is Bergamo’s rediscovered Mantegna linked to a triptych in the Uffizi?

Accademia Carrara’s curator Giovanni Valagussa explains how he put “two and two” together

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Mystery identity of Van Gogh’s 'gardener' solved

New research reveals name of man in the artist’s finest asylum portrait

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Podcast

Does Van Gogh's Starry, Starry Night feature the Milky, Milky Way?

On our latest podcast, we explore how a modern reconstruction of the night sky in June 1889 shed light on the artist's late masterpiece

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The Buck stopped here

Luxury London store Fortnum & Mason hosts mini retrospective of landscape paintings by John Virtue

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Exhibitions

Tintoretto’s 500th anniversary takes over Venice

The “avant-garde superstar” of the Renaissance is celebrated in his home city before works make rare trip to the US

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Salvator Mundi

Salvator Mundi: Why Bernardino Luini should be back in the frame

The Art Newspaper invites Matthew Landrus to expand on his theory on attribution to Leonardo and studio

Review
Abstract art

What debt does mid-century American abstract painting owe to Monet?

Exhibition in Paris attempts to draw connections between the Impressionist and Pollock, Rothko and friends—with mixed results

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Books

Very much an acquired taste: how did so many Italian baroque paintings end up in US museums?

Book provides a sampling of personalities, acquisition strategies and collections that many Europeans may not know

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Conservation & Preservation

Tate restores colour and depth to John Nash painting

The picture is on display in Tate Britain's show Aftermath: Art in the Wake of World War One

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Exhibitions

A realist cult classic, The Fullbright Triptych, goes on view in Nevada

Simon Dinnerstein's rarely seen masterwork is the centrepiece of a travelling show

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Exhibitions

From Waldmüller to Klimt: bouquets in abundance at Vienna's Belvedere

Exhibition looks at Austrian obsession with flower painting since the 18th century

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Exhibitions

Louvre’s Delacroix exhibition uncovers France’s superstar of the Romantic era

His boundless inventiveness as a painter—and not only—shines through in this ambitious survey

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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

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Prizes

Pierre Alechinsky and Fujiko Nakaya win £100,000 Japanese Praemium Imperiale art prize

Cobra group co-founder and fog sculpture pioneer among five laureates given the prestigious annual award

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Books

Cottaging—an acquired taste? New book looks at England’s once-popular Cottage Orné style

An enlightening survey on the story of English architecture and the quintessential country house

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Exhibitions

Unbridled enthusiasm for the art of horse racing on show in France

Exhibition at Domaine de Chantilly is the first on the development of the painting tradition

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Discoveries

Newly discovered Michaelina Wautier painting added to first major show on Baroque’s forgotten female master

And experts are convinced that “many more works will pop up”

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Diary of an art historian

Do not allow art to cleanse crimes

The art world has yet to tackle issues around works like Picasso’s $115m child-prostitute portrait

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Conservation & Preservation

Mauritshuis invites visitors to watch conservators clean its oldest painting

Dutch museum will remove yellowed varnish from Van der Weyden's The Lamentation of Christ

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Art Basel 2018

Giacometti’s chaotic Paris studio brought back to life

Reconstruction at heart of new research centre preserves spirit of artist’s cluttered creative space

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Research

New hope for lost Frida Kahlo painting

Expert says new evidence could reveal location of Mexican artist’s biggest work, which “disappeared into thin air”