Art History

Lunch on the grass

In an era of YouTube, podcasts and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), the publication of a series of lectures given by the sociologist Pierre Bourdieu at the Collège de France...

  • MANET

    Pierre Bourdieu

Art History

Made in China

The country now known as the People’s Republic of China covers well over 3.5 million square miles and has played host to humans for hundreds of thousands of years. We...

  • THE BEST OF THE BEST

    Grace Wu

  • CHINESE WALLPAPER IN BRITAIN AND IRELAND

    Emile de Bruijn

  • CHINA

    Jessica Harrison-Hall

Art History

Recalling Charlotte Salomon

Griselda Pollock on the creator of an original art form falling between book, cinema and painting

  • CHARLOTTE SALOMON

    Life? or Theatre?

  • LIFE? OR THEATRE?

    Charlotte Salomon

  • LIFE? OR THEATRE?

    Charlotte Salomon

Art History

“View of Rhenen” by Hercules Segers, 1625–30

The father of modernism

On an awe-inspiring, enigmatic artist of the Dutch Golden Age

  • HERCULES SEGERS

    Huigen Leeflang and Pieter Roelofs, editors

Art History

“Islesboro Ferry Slip” by Alex Katz, 1975

Between the shoulder blades

On the tingle of art

  • HOW TO SEE

    David Salle

Art History

A portrait of Marchesa Luisa Casati by Kees van Dongen, 1921

Bawdry in the bloodstream

Frances Wilson on the self-consciousness of bohemia

  • THE UNFINISHED PALAZZO

    Judith Mackrell

  • BOHEMIAN LIVES

    Amy Licence

  • SARGENT’S WOMEN

    Donna M. Lucey

Art History

How to seal a legend

Rediscovering a mysterious photographer

  • VIVIAN MAIER

    Pamela Bannos

Art History

Billy the match man, 1844, and Mary Leagrove, c.1823, both painted by John Dempsey

Face painting

The return from art exile of John Dempsey

  • DEMPSEY’S PEOPLE
    DEMPSEY’S PEOPLE

    David Hansen

Art History

“Canto VIII: Circle Five, The Styx, The Wrathful; Circle Six, Dis, Capital of Hell, The Fallen Angels”, from the series “Thirty-Four Illustrations for Dante’s Inferno (1959–60)” by Robert Rauschenberg

Cold War Dante

How a medieval Christian poet inspired a Christian, neo-Dadaist maverick

  • RAUSCHENBERG/DANTE

    Ed Krčma

Art History

“George Clive and his Family with an Indian Maid”, c.1763–5, by Joshua Reynolds, now re-identified as “Tysoe Saul Hancock, his wife Philadelphia, their daughter Elizabeth and their Indian maid Clarinda”

Passages to India

Did Joshua Reynolds paint a portrait of Jane Austen’s aunt?