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  1. July 25, 2014

    ‘In Montmartre: Picasso, Matisse and Modernism in Paris, 1900-10’

    Today the works of Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse fetch vast sums but, for several years at the beginning of the 20th...

  2. June 27, 2014

    More exhibitions, including Quentin Blake

    Henri Matisse: The CutOuts, Tate Modern, London Tate Modern’s most visually stunning, historically significant and...

  1. May 29, 2014

    Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs

    Tate Modern’s most visually stunning, historically significant and emotionally gripping exhibition since Matisse Picasso in...

  2. April 18, 2014

    ‘Henri Matisse: The Cut-outs’ on show at Tate Modern

    This is Tate Modern’s most visually stunning, historically significant and emotionally gripping exhibition since 2002’s...

  3. April 18, 2014

    Ukraine tensions cast shadow over art world

    The art world faces a nervous build-up to its crucial June auctions, amid concern that the fallout from the crisis in...

  4. April 4, 2014

    How Matisse and Picasso turned old age into art

    How Matisse and Picasso turned old age into art In March 1946 Pablo Picasso paid one of his fortnightly visits to see Henri...

  5. March 27, 2014

    Art collector Gurlitt to return Matisse painting to heirs

    Cornelius Gurlitt, the art collector whose trove included some works looted by the Nazis, has instructed his lawyer to hand...

  6. March 21, 2014

    Veronese’s virtues in painting

    Grappling with his portrait of Greta Moll in 1908, Matisse demanded 30 hours of sittings to produce a likeness of the...

  7. January 3, 2014

    The List: the UK’s hottest tickets of 2014

    The new year promises a bumper crop of UK cultural highlights. Make a note and book early: these tickets will sell out fast....

  8. December 29, 2013

    Matisse: The Essence of Line, Marlborough Fine Art, London – review

    “I’m full of curiosity, as when one visits a new country. For I’ve never before advanced this far in the expression of...

  9. November 5, 2013

    Germans defend strategy over discovery of Munich art hoard

    Art rediscovered German authorities have defended their handling of the discovery in a Munich apartment of more than 1,400...

  10. June 27, 2013

    The art of collecting

    “The passion is so intense, it’s like a disease,” says Thea Westreich Wagner of her appetite for collecting art. She and her...

  11. May 12, 2013

    The Bay Area School Paintings, Thomas Williams Fine Art, London – review

    Richard Diebenkorn said he did not become a painter in order to be an Abstract Expressionist; rather he became an Abstract...

  12. March 15, 2013

    Packing a punch

    They are oversized, overwrought, over here – but too often they underwhelm. American paintings have invaded London this...

  13. December 30, 2012

    How do you top 2012?

    A fter the Olympic party of 2012, will 2013 be the year of the Olympic hangover? In the wake of four years of build-up, and...

  14. November 23, 2012

    Morbid curiosities

    If some extraterrestrial being were to stumble into the Wellcome Collection’s new exhibition, it would think us a morbid...

  15. November 9, 2012

    Still life force

    Samuel Peploe spent a lifetime striving to create the perfect still life. It was an unfashionable thing to do in the first...

  16. September 14, 2012

    All about rarity value

    Peter Doig is in his London studio, surrounded by 30 canvases in various states of completion. One, at 2.5 x 3.5 metres, is...

  17. June 22, 2012

    Last but not least

    It is a marker of the status of contemporary painting, of the seriousness with which it is treated, that a major European...

  18. April 13, 2012

    Drawn to distraction

    Going round the quietly wonderful Matisse: Paires et Séries show at the Pompidou Centre in Paris I entertained a blasphemous...

  19. January 14, 2012

    Old Masters: how Hockney and Viola put the new to ancient uses

    For certain connoisseurs, the phrase “digital art” provokes a groan. If your benchmarks are Leonardo, Rembrandt and Matisse,...

  20. November 6, 2011

    David Smith: Cubes and Anarchy, Whitney Museum of Modern Art, New York

    Even though he died in a car crash at 59, David Smith is among a tiny, golden group of artists who have enjoyed a late,...

  21. October 28, 2011

    The Inventory: Alex Katz

    The American artist Alex Katz, 84, is one of the world’s most influential living painters. His work can be found in public...

  22. October 28, 2011

    The art market: Little rat, big guns

    This week sees the start of two weeks of power auctions in New York. First comes Impressionist and Modern art, with...

  23. August 19, 2011

    Brothers and sitters

    Although modern art began in Paris, it fell on stony ground; Picasso and Matisse found barely a French buyer before 1914....

  24. March 25, 2011

    The man who made Miffy

    Bruna’s style guides for assorted characters Dick Bruna’s Fish needs no explanation. It holds, one might say, the essence of...

  25. March 11, 2011

    The Art Market: High stakes

    Visitors at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, where three of the five existing versions of Cezanne’s ‘The Card Players’...

  26. October 30, 2010

    The Art Market: Unseen collections

    A conversation with the famed art historian Michael Peppiatt was the trigger for an exceptional Giacometti exhibition which...

  27. June 18, 2010

    Rusiñol’s enduring influence on Picasso

    Between 1899 and 1903, Picasso turned out some 21 portraits of the Barcelonan artist Santiago Rusiñol. It is quite a...

  28. June 11, 2010

    Picasso and Matisse in two London shows

    Picasso’s ‘Femme et enfants: le dessin’ (1954) and ‘Femme à la robe verte’ (1956) and Matisse’s ‘Le repos de la danseuse’...

  29. May 21, 2010

    Thieves escape with €100m paintings

    Art thieves struck in the heart of Paris on Thursday, snatching five paintings by some of the 20th century's greatest avant...

  30. May 20, 2010

    Paintings worth €100m stolen in Paris

    Art thieves struck in the heart of Paris on Thursday, snatching five paintings by some of the 20th century’s greatest avant...

  31. March 22, 2010

    Guide: Arts around the world

    Hong KongHong Kong Film FestivalThe 34th annual Hong Kong International Film Festival opened yesterday with Clara Law's Like...

  32. March 21, 2010

    Arts around the world

    Hong KongHong Kong Film Festival The 34th annual Hong Kong International Film Festival opened yesterday with Clara Law’s...

  33. March 16, 2010

    Time to fund creative and sporting talent

    It is only March, but the tie-up between Colony Capital, the private equity firm, and photographer Annie Leibovitz must be a...

  34. March 15, 2010

    Time to fund creative and sporting talent

    It is only March, but the tie-up between Colony Capital, the private equity firm, and photographer Annie Leibovitz must be a...

  35. March 16, 2009

    Sotheby's investor to show collection

    Steven Cohen, the billionaire hedge fund manager who is also one of the world's biggest art collectors, has solidified his...

  36. March 16, 2009

    Sotheby's investor to show collection

    Steven Cohen, the billionaire hedge fund manager who is also one of the world's biggest art collectors, has solidified his...

  37. March 15, 2009

    Sotheby’s investor to show collection

    Steven Cohen, the billionaire hedge fund manager who is also one of the world’s biggest art collectors, has solidified his...

  38. March 13, 2009

    Aesthetic pointers to wealth

    The sale of the art collection of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge late last month would have attracted serious...

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