Art History

Patrick Grainville's new novel, Cliff of Fools, captures the life of the artist as vividly as his own canvases

At the Centre Pompidou-Metz, the past year has seen the most extensive survey of contemporary Japanese art outside of the country in 17 years 

An insight into royal aesthetics's double nature: Charles I’s tastes and habits emerge as never before at London’s Royal Academy

The intertwined imaginations of Anthony Powell and Nicolas Poussin

What the Google Arts & Culture app tells us about our selfie obsession

Photography: Clément Pascal

The world’s leading galleries provide geographical and historical range

Monochrome painting at the National Gallery, London

Why her impact on art history is inestimable

'Live in Your Head: When Attitudes Become Form', 2013. Installation views at Fondazione Prada, Venice. Courtesy: Fondazione Prada, Venice; photograph: Attilio Maranzano

Osei Bonsu talks to curator Germano Celant about the enduring relevance of the Italian art movement, Arte Povera – a term Celant coined 50 years ag

Polychrome reconstruction of the Prima Porta statue of Augustus, 2004. Painted plaster cast made after a prototype by P. Liverani, Vatican Museums, Rome, height 2.2 m. Courtesy: Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford.

To what extent did the ancients colour their sculptures?

Installation view of ‘International Congress of African Culture’, 1962, a pan-African exhibition at the Rhodes National Gallery, Salisbury, Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), which set a precedent for ‘Magiciens de la terre’, the Pompidou Centre, Paris, 1989. Courtesy: National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare

The context and legacy of Jean-Hubert Martin’s contentious 1989 exhibition, ‘Magiciens de la terre’

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