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    1. October 17, 2014

      The Slow Lane: World leader in the art of living

      France-bashing is such a long-established Anglo-Saxon pastime that the latest outbreak, sparked by a remark by the chief...

    2. September 23, 2014

      Pierre Huyghe: In. Border. Deep, Hauser & Wirth, London – review

      Ignoring the old adage about the things one should never work with, Pierre Huyghe is an artist who works with animals. He...

    1. September 18, 2014

      Magic in the Moonlight – film review

      The simpering, tinselly title induces dread. But Woody Allen’s Magic in the Moonlight is not quite the coy bauble feared....

    2. August 26, 2014

      American Impressionism: A New Vision, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh – review

      The American painter Mary Cassatt objected to being described as an Impressionist on the grounds that she was an...

    3. July 20, 2014

      American Impressionism, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh

      “My God, I would rather go to Europe than go to Heaven,” American painter William Merritt Chase told the New York Times in...

    4. July 18, 2014

      American Impressionism, Edinburgh

      “My God, I would rather go to Europe than go to Heaven,” American painter William Merritt Chase told the New York Times in...

    5. July 11, 2014

      Letter from Lex: organisation and artistry

      Defining the right shape and structure for a company is more of an art than a science. If so, this week has seen plenty of...

    6. December 29, 2013

      A World of Private Mystery: John Craxton, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK – review

      For a few months in wartime London two 19-year-old artist friends shared a studio in the St John’s Wood area. Equal in...

    7. September 6, 2013

      Renoir treasures for sale and London’s new art district

      Renoir’s glasses, his marriage certificate, masses of correspondence including letters from Monet and Manet, photographs, an...

    8. August 11, 2013

      Masters of Impressionism, Burrell Collection, Glasgow

      Shipping magnate William Burrell collected almost everything – Chinese ceramics, Persian rugs, medieval weaponry, the...

    9. The World

      July 19, 2013

      Smart Reads July 19, 2013

      ♦ Detroit became the largest US city to file for bankruptcy. Time magazine looks at the decay of the city. The Washington...

    10. July 2, 2013

      The Extraordinary within the Ordinary, Versailles – review

      The Palace of Versailles may seem a grand place in which to exhibit some photographs of a small plot of land in the middle...

    11. May 10, 2013

      The global art-goer

      There’s a scene in the cult coming-of-age comedy Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986), in which the truanting Ferris and his...

    12. January 1, 2013

      George Bellows, Metropolitan Museum, New York

      I suspect I would have liked George Bellows. He was, by all accounts, a charming, adventurous man. His paintings, now on...

    13. December 14, 2012

      The old-new thing

      Artists have always looked to the past. Even the anarchic YBAs of the 1990s, with their unmade beds and their...

    14. November 7, 2012

      Mickalene Thomas: Origin of the Universe, Brooklyn Museum, New York

      In the past few years, Mickaline Thomas’s work has taken a panther’s leap forward, from shallow, restrained portraits to...

    15. beyondbrics

      October 3, 2012

      Homegrown software fuels Mexican exchange's efficiency

      There were a few nerves jangling at Mexico’s stock exchange last week. One well-publicised reason had to do with the public...

    16. September 5, 2012

      Van Gogh to Kandinsky, Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

      In 1888, a young French painter called Emile Bernard painted a cycle of Breton landscapes. Often peopled by female figures,...

    17. January 13, 2012

      Blue-sky painting

      Five years ago David Hockney, back in Britain after several decades living in Los Angeles, painted a 12-metre landscape...

    18. October 7, 2011

      The Friezing art of selling

      Upmarket developers have long been aware that to leave a house undressed is as risky as, well, leaving the house undressed....

    19. July 1, 2011

      First Person: James Priest

      I’ve always been a gardener. I grew up on Merseyside and we had a large garden – my father used to run gardening...

    20. April 28, 2011

      Dual nationality

      ‘The Wedding’ (1911): a cubist reworking of a folkloric Russian canvas The first museum of modern art in France was built...

    21. April 8, 2011

      Manet of the moment

      ‘At the Beach’ (1873) Monet or Manet; heart or head; impressions or ideas: this is a battlefield that every generation...

    22. November 12, 2010

      Jackie Wullschlager on the Monet and Gérôme exhibitions in Paris

      ‘Serpent Charmer’ (c1870) by Jean-Léon Gérôme In 1866, Claude Monet depicted his lover Camille Doncieux in a bright summer...

    23. October 8, 2010

      Artists unearthed

      Joseph Bail’s ‘The Artist’s Sister in her Garden, 1880’ Gardeners are often artists, though art critics seldom consider...

    24. June 24, 2010

      Record sale: Christie's auction tops £150m

      Art lovers bought more than £150m of works at Christie's auction house last night, making it the most valuable sale of art...

    25. June 24, 2010

      Blue-riband event: Picasso painting fetches £34.8m

      Art lovers jostled for position at Christie's auction house last night for what was set to be the most valuable sale of art...

    26. June 23, 2010

      Christie’s auction tops £150m

      Art lovers bought more than £150m of works at Christie’s auction house last night, making it the most valuable sale of art...

    27. June 12, 2010

      Masterpieces expected to fetch record prices

      Art lovers from all over the world are preparing themselves for what could be the most valuable series of auctions ever held...

    28. June 11, 2010

      Works by Picasso and Monet drive art sales

      Art lovers are bracing themselves for what could be the most valuable auctions yet held in London, which are estimated to...

    29. November 20, 2009

      Monet at the Helly Nahmad Gallery

      ‘The Bank at Petit Gennevilliers’ (1875) Most beautiful exhibition in London this winter? Monet, at Helly Nahmad’s gallery...

    30. June 20, 2009

      The art market: Picasso endures

      Two swashbuckling musketeers feature in the summer sales of impressionist and modern art in London this week. Christie’s and...

    31. April 2, 2009

      The misfit Impressionist

      For a man who promoted, exhibited and financially supported the Impressionists, you would think Gustave Caillebotte would...

    32. February 7, 2009

      Successful auction sales calm jittery art market

      Predictions of an art market meltdown were confounded in London this week as six sales of impressionist, modern and...

    33. February 6, 2009

      Successful sales calm jittery art market

      Predictions of an art market meltdown were confounded in London this week as six sales of impressionist, modern and...

    34. January 31, 2009

      How much will the impressionists cost you?

      Last June Claude Monet's "Le Bassin aux Nymphéas" (1919) became the most expensive impressionist painting sold at auction...

    35. January 31, 2009

      Monet, Manet, money

      There was a dramatic increase in prices for the work of the impressionists through the 1950s. It was driven, as ever, by...

    36. January 30, 2009

      The lure of impressionism for the newly rich

      There was a dramatic increase in prices for the work of the impressionists through the 1950s. It was driven, as ever, by the...

    37. August 23, 2008

      Visual arts - Jackie Wullschlager

      Foto: Modernity in Central Europe Dean Gallery, Edinburgh This is the final week of the summer's two major photography...

    38. July 26, 2008

      Visual arts Jackie Wullschlager

      Simon Sainsbury Bequest Tate Britain, London SW1 One of the greatest gifts ever made to the nation, 18 major paintings...

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