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Art History

A new show at the Japan Society in New York reflects a career’s research into the emergence of the Japanese avant-garde

By Dr Cleo Roberts

A new compilation traces the critic and artist’s thinking over several decades, including gems from Roland Barthes, Edward Hopper, Lucy Lippard and

By Lucy Cotter

Tate Modern is encouraging visitors to slow down at its major exhibition of the French Post-Impressionist painter

By Figgy Guyver

A century on, the Viennese master’s paintings and drawings still lay life bare: the angst, thrill, the thrum of flesh

By Meara Sharma

Flecks of rare blue pigment found in a skeleton show women were also skilled manuscript painters 900 years ago

Kai Althoff, Untitled, 2007. Courtesy: © the artist, Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels, and Michael Werner Gallery, London

‘In this era of social violence and the return of the irrational, has the interhuman sphere become, paradoxically, obsolete?’

By Nicolas Bourriaud

In a new book, T.J. Clark scours art historical depictions of divinity for clues about our contemporary age

By Shahidha Bari

English Heritage are calling for more commemorative plaques in London devoted to women from history; and you can nominate your own

Courtesy: Jeff Boudreau, Lyson Marchessault and National Gallery, London

Photographer Jeff Boudreau and stylist Lyson Marchessault respond to museum’s light, colour and pattern

Photographer Adrian Samson and set designer Sarah Parker collaborate to present objects from across history and in all shapes and sizes

Experts now convinced the model behind Courbet’s infamous work was Parisian ballet dancer Constance Queniaux

Why did Beijing’s M WOODS museum recently mount two simultaneous exhibitions focusing on the ancient Buddhist site of Kizil, Xinjiang Province?

By Colin Siyuan Chinnery