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A great cascading tidal wave of blue greets visitors to the Royal Academy's latest exhibition, the first ever survey of Oceanic art held in Britain. [Read More]
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Those accustomed to a certain sort of show at Dulwich Picture Gallery – cosy, respectable, polite – are in for a shock. [Read More]
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Too many modern buildings are sterile, cold and mind-numbingly monotonous," says Thomas Heatherwick. [Read More]
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Museums and galleries depend on hype. [Read More]
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Exhibitions about architecture are notoriously tricky to pull off. [Read More]
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One of the perennially baffling things about the Bloomsbury Group is how they acquired a reputation that feels quite so cosy and "safe". [Read More]
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Contemporary art is not normally celebrated for its capacity to make people laugh – unless, that is, as the butt of the joke. [Read More]
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Contemporary art is not normally celebrated for its capacity to make people laugh – unless, that is, as the butt of the joke. [Read More]
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Consider this tragic scene. [Read More]
Prince and Patron, a new display of more than 100 artworks chosen by the Prince of Wales to mark the summer opening of Buckingham Palace,... [Read More]
Should you ever revisit the past? Should you go back to somewhere you loved more than thirty years ago and risk shattering the dream? I... [Read More]
They're masterpieces of Renaissance art but no one knows where they come from. Now, at last, one curator thinks she has an answer, writes Alastair... [Read More]
Grief is ubiquitous in art – one curator even has suggested The Thinker should be called The Mourner. Alastair Sooke takes a look at its... [Read More]
By Alastair Sooke... [Read More]
Sometimes you know you are going to love an exhibition from the very first artwork. [Read More]
Walking through America's Cool Modernism, a new exhibition of modern US art from the first half of the 20th century at the Ashmolean Museum, is... [Read More]
You can't help feeling that the British artist Tacita Dean takes herself a little seriously. [Read More]
It was well below freezing when I visited the British Museum last week, to see its latest exhibition, Charmed Lives in Greece. [Read More]
One of the most persistent clichés about Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) is that to understand his paintings we must know about his life. [Read More]
There was a time when Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617-82) was the most famous painter of the Spanish Golden Age, more celebrated even than Velázquez. [Read More]
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