Art can be, and often is, a species of combat, a fight to the death.
While painting on canvas often slows life right down, paper works were frequently the stuff of sketchbooks, not necessarily labored over in some studio.
From Louise Bourgeois in 2000 to El Anatsui in 2023, countless artists have wrestled with the London exhibition space’s (im)possibilities.
Is the Royal Academy’s Marina Abramović retrospective spirituality or its monetization? You toss the coin.
In Kitaj’s work, the whole is an extravagant layering of several images into one.
Tate Britain did wisely to rehang the British poet and painter closer to modernity.
With the Gilbert & George Centre, those two-forever-in-one (or one-forever-in-two) living sculptors have made a bid to claim immortality.
Can we ever get enough of the Pre-Raphaelites, their lives, loves, and art? It seems not.
Gwen John: Art and Life in London and Paris shows the nature of her dogged opposition: how she fought back, and won, in her own way.
The Guggenheim Bilbao’s retrospective of the rebellious 20th-century Viennese artist features over 120 works, but leaves us wanting more.
Near the end of his life, Dr. Gachet urged van Gogh to resume painting because through his art he would find ways of unburdening himself.
What of Saint Francis, that selfless feeder of the birds and the animals? Does he not deserve to be remembered benignly?