The once secret paintings of Hilma af Klint are a revelation both for their beauty and for highlighting the impact of spiritualism on how artists see the world.
The reproduction of Leonardo da Vinci's work is set to fetch a lot at auction. But why would a fake cost so much?
In its centenary year, the Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales could not resist the symbolism of awarding the Archibald Prize to Peter Werner’s portrait of the 100 year old Guy Warren.
It's 100 years since the Art Gallery of NSW first held the Archibald Prize. Though loathed by some critics, it is an annual snapshot of the kind of society we are, and who our heroes might be.
The Archibald Prize celebrates its centenary with a list of finalists that includes plenty of artists' portraits and some notable change makers.
For decades the donated painting was proudly displayed as an original. But then the university began an academic unit that tests the authenticity of artworks and objects...
The style and date given for the painted room never sat right with MA Katritzky, who spent lockdown investigating whether the room was actually created by one of Britain's greatest painters.
How does rock art matter? New research finds it can act as a kind of intergenerational media –even when no longer visible to the eye.
Not everything that was painted can be taken as fact.
Leak will be the first official portrait painter of a former Prime Minister who has not been an Archibald finalist.
50 years ago Art News published Linda Nochlin's essay, Why have there been no great women artists? It would change how we see art and its institutions, and still reverberates today.
Women continue to be stereotyped as passive and meek. For this reason, international courts often let women war criminals off the hook.
A major survey of Gordon Bennett's work showcases a dizzying blend of styles and themes.
After Canadian painter Mary Riter Hamilton was rejected for service as a war artist because she was a woman, she trekked battlefields to create more than 320 works that recall the missing soldiers.
Flies have long held symbolic meaning in the history of art. In portraits made in Renaissance Europe, the presence of a fly symbolizes the transience of human life.
For the first time in its 99 year-history, the Archibald Prize has been won by an Indigenous painter. The Wynne and Sulman Prize winners also signal a time of change.
Most years, the Archibald exhibition is worth viewing as an amusing exercise in social history. This year it is worth seeing for the art.
Decades of under-funding have left many Australian art schools in a perilous state. And the present political and intellectual hostility to the creative arts is threatening their very existence.
When Abbott Thayer's wife succumbed to the disease, his life and art underwent a dramatic shift.
In a system that treats people as objects to be counted, chained, searched and assigned a number, art is a way for prisoners to reassert their agency – and reclaim their lives.