Art History

The extraordinary life of the late, great, gallerist and collector Alexander Iolas

Gill-Revue, Le Salon Pour Rire, 1868, lithograph. Courtesy: Chewday’s, London

From why its good to repeat jokes to how to keep it impersonal: what to read about this weekend

A brief history of the Venice Biennale

Batiste Safont, photographer unknown. Courtesy: Wikipedia Commons

From modern art as a torture technique to transgression in grime: what to read this weekend

Zaha Hadid Architects distances itself from principle Patrik Schumacher; Glasgow Sculpture Studios to close its exhibition space

Douglas Crimp's new memoir charts his life in the galleries and gay bars of 1970s New York

Curator and author Paul Williamson talks about his long and distinguished career at London's Victoria and Albert Museum

The Medieval women who illustrated manuscripts are finally being recognized

The intermingling of classical sculpture and female self-realization in the long literary tradition of the journey to Italy

The Michelangelo sculpture that obsessed Sigmund Freud

In the 500 years since Bosch's death, his art has lost none of its power to reflect the complexities of our lives

The enduring popularity of the minor European god Bes