Art Reviews

Toyin Ojih Odutola: A Countervailing Theory

Beyond The Weeping Muse: Dora Maar

Elizabeth Peyton: Aire and Angels, at the National Portrait Gallery

Corrosion And Other Maladies In Peter Doig’s Latest Paintings

Luchita Hurtado: I Live I Die I Will Be Reborn

The Formidable And Innovative Lee Krasner

Van Gogh and Britain

Hew Locke: Here’s the Thing

Tracey Emin: A Fortnight of Tears

Jeff Koons at the Ashmolean

Atsuko Tanaka And The Performance Of Light


Medium (selected stories)

Social Media and the Digital Gaze

Paul Klee’s Trip to Tunisia

Great Buildings: The Mosque of Córdoba

Visiting Hydra: Leonard Cohen’s Bohemian Idyll

How To Read Paintings: Thomas Cole’s Oxbow

Why Algorithms Will Never Make Great Art

How to Look at Paintings

The Value of a Mistruth

A Beginner’s Guide to Art History

Picasso, Primitivism, and the Rights and Wrongs of Cultural Appropriation

Great Paintings: The Death of Marat by Jacques-Louis David

What Artists Talk About When They Talk About Their Art

Symbols in Art: Icarus, the boy who flew too close to the sun

How Raphael Composed His Paintings

How to Read Paintings: Portrait of Sylvia Von Harden by Otto Dix

Symbols in Art: The Annunciation

The Brilliant and Tragic Life of Yves Klein

How To Paint a Tree in Watercolors

How to Read Paintings: Bellini’s San Zaccaria Alterpiece

How to Read Paintings: Monet’s Water Lilies

Great Paintings: A Bar at the Folies-Bergere by Edouard Manet

How to Read Paintings: Caravaggio’s Bacchus

How To Look At Contemporary Art

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