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  1. FT Photo Diary

    September 27, 2014

    Van Gogh's 'Still life, Vase with Daisies and Poppies'

    Anna Gordon/FT Van Gogh’s ‘Still life, Vase with Daisies and Poppies’ seen here at Sotheby’s in London. It is expected to...

  2. September 27, 2014

    Van Gogh still life painting expected to fetch $50m

    A “rare and poignant” still life painted by Vincent Van Gogh in the month before he took his own life is expected to raise...

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  1. Collecting: Art & Design

    A single October week has become one of the international art world’s foremost shop wi...
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  1. September 26, 2014

    Art Market: the fate of Detroit’s art collection

    One of the problems of valuing art is that experts rarely agree: ask four specialists, as the joke goes, and you will get...

  2. June 20, 2014

    ‘Making Colour’ at the National Gallery, London

    ‘Making Colour’ at the National Gallery, London “I feel blue, I feel green,” crooned Martin Creed at a recent performance at...

  3. June 6, 2014

    Cézanne and the Modern Ashmolean, Oxford

    One of the best, most personal small American collections, gathered by Henry Pearlman in the 1940s-70s, visits Europe for...

  4. May 6, 2014

    Artangel installation at Van Gogh house, Brixton, London – review

    Anyone exploring Hackford Road in Brixton, south London, today can easily find the Georgian terraced house where the young...

  5. April 25, 2014

    Arles and the Luma Foundation

    Arles is a city of obvious, exotic attractions: ancient Roman buildings, brilliant blue skies, winding streets and brightly...

  6. March 18, 2014

    Gauguin: Metamorphoses, Museum of Modern Art, New York – review

    In all four iterations of Gauguin’s woodcut “Manao tupapau” (“Watched by the Spirit of the Dead”), a girl curls into a...

  7. March 14, 2014

    Cézanne and modern masterpieces from the Pearlman Collection

    The Pearlman Collection One wintry wartime day in 1945, businessman Henry Pearlman was walking down New York’s Park Avenue...

  8. March 2, 2014

    Constable: ‘Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows’, National Museum, Cardiff

    Constable’s last great six-footer landscape, begun in 1829 at the home of his close friend John Fisher, Bishop of Salisbury,...

  9. The World

    February 6, 2014

    What's the point of calling for a Nexit?

    Geert Wilders (Michel Porro/Getty Images) Beneath his populist rhetoric neither Geert Wilders, nor most supporters of his...

  10. January 13, 2014

    Foundations pledge $330m to save Detroit’s art from bankruptcy sale

    The city of Detroit may get to keep its works by Van Gogh, Bruegel and Matisse after a group of charitable foundations and...

  11. October 10, 2013

    The Fifth Estate – film review

    Julian Assange: hero of media freedom or, one character’s verdict in The Fifth Estate, “manipulative asshole”? The jury is...

  12. September 22, 2013

    Van Gogh in Paris, Eykyn Maclean, London – review

    Van Gogh believed that “the whole future of modern art is to be found in the south”, so in 1888 he moved to Provence to...

  13. September 9, 2013

    Painting confirmed as forgotten Vincent Van Gogh work

    Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum has announced the discovery of a new work by Vincent Van Gogh, the first in the museum’s 40-year...

  14. FT Photo Diary

    September 3, 2013

    Van Gogh's bedroom

    Peter Dejong/AP “Bedroom in Arles”, painted by Dutch master Vincent Van Gogh, is put on display next to another version of...

  15. FT Alphaville

    August 29, 2013

    Prepare to be assimilated

    Felix Salmon at Reuters has a thoughtful response to our post on the value of unique and how it may come unstuck due to the...

  16. FT Alphaville

    August 27, 2013

    What is the value of unique?

    In Star Trek: the Next Generation there is an episode in which Fajo, a member of the Stasius Trade Guild, kidnaps and...

  17. July 19, 2013

    Light and liberty: Van Gogh, Bonnard, Cézanne, Matisse

    The painter of the future will be such a colourist as has never been,” Van Gogh predicted. That painter would operate in...

  18. FT Photo Diary

    July 15, 2013

    A staircase of ‘Sunflowers’

    Bobby Yip/Reuters Shoppers walk down stairs featuring a 5m-high reproduction of Vincent van Gogh’s signature painting...

  19. May 10, 2013

    ‘Van Gogh at Work’, Amsterdam

    As if to prove that there is no artist more passionately loved than Vincent Van Gogh, Amsterdammers turned out in their...

  20. January 4, 2013

    Lights off for Van Gogh?

    Art conservators worry about the effects of air pollution and light on their paintings. Now a scientific study shows that,...

  21. November 20, 2012

    Ferdinand Hodler: View to Infinity, Neue Galerie, New York

    Ferdinand Hodler is one of those artists who have been lazily marginalised by history because they don’t slot neatly into a...

  22. 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,...

  23. August 31, 2012

    From ‘ism’ to vision

    What Are You Looking At? 150 Years of Modern Art in the Blink of an Eye, by Will Gompertz, Viking, RRP£20, 464 pages On...

  24. August 10, 2012

    Church and states of shock

    For iconoclasm to be fun, somebody a) has to be annoyed by it and b) not be so annoyed by it that you end up being put in...

  25. July 27, 2012

    The power of sights unseen

    When the Mona Lisa was stolen in 1911, more people turned up to stare at the empty space on the Louvre’s wall than used to...

  26. July 15, 2012

    Van Gogh to Kandinsky: Symbolist Landscape in Europe 1880-1910, Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

    Van Gogh was the father of expressionism, Kandinsky the pioneer of abstraction. Both revolutionised landscape painting,...

  27. June 23, 2012

    In the stratosphere

    With the London Olympics coming up, it seems a good moment to think about art-market record-setters. The list of the most...

  28. April 20, 2012

    Prime Provence

    Peter Mayle focused the attention of the world on his home patch of the Lubéron in his best-selling memoirs A Year in...

  29. Material World

    March 22, 2012

    The nominal power of Kraft vs craft

    The news that Kraft, makers of the Oreo so inexplicably beloved by my children, had decided to re-christen its snack food...

  30. March 13, 2012

    Can We Talk About This?, National Theatre, London

    Even the title of this brave, urgent piece of dance theatre contains several implied interpretations at once. Can we have a...

  31. March 2, 2012

    The trickle-down effect

    It is that time of year: time to empty your make-up bag of every stubby-ended eye pencil you’ve saved just in case; every...

  32. February 22, 2012

    Chinese Art in an Age of Revolution: Fu Baoshi (1904-1965), Metropolitan Museum, New York

    ‘Chinese Art in an Age of Revolution: Fu Baoshi (1904-1965)’, Metropolitan Museum, New York Fu Baoshi spent most of his life...

  33. January 23, 2012

    When valued employees face problems

    From Mr Rob Cave. Sir, In reference to Michael Skapinker’s article “Employers need help with the mentally ill” (January 19),...

  34. January 20, 2012

    All the rage

    You Can’t Read This Book: Censorship in an Age of Freedom, by Nick Cohen, Fourth Estate, RRP£12.99, 224 pages Nick Cohen is...

  35. December 24, 2011

    The art market: Hollywood sparkle

    Christie’s Elizabeth Taylor sale in New York went completely bananas last week. Every one of the 1,778 lots sold, raising a...

  36. August 26, 2011

    Good vibrations

    No landscape anywhere is more associated with an artist than the few miles around Aix-en-Provence that take in Cézanne’s...

  37. July 30, 2011

    Seek out rewards of smaller galleries

    From Mr Brian Strauss. Sir, The list of museums devoted to single artists accompanying Rachel Spence’s article on monogram...

  38. July 29, 2011

    Fashion, down to a fine art

    What do Alexander McQueen, Vincent Van Gogh and Picasso share? At first glance, not a lot. But this summer they have become...

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