Anish Kapoor, Untitled, 2011.
Stainless steel, 154 x 154 x 37 cm
© the artist, image courtesy the artist and Lisson Gallery, London
EuroVisions: Contemporary Art from the Goldberg Collection presents 64 works by European artists. Its best moments are both intimate and inquisitive.
Hobart’s Museum of Old and New Art: a must-see tourist destination, but for whom?
The acclaimed Museum of Old and New Art is located in one of Tasmania's most disadvantaged municipalities. But new research has found that locals have mixed feelings about the gallery.
Part of Charles Blackman’s The Exchange, 1952,
oil on plywood on composition board.
91.7 x 91.7 cm
National Gallery of Victoria © Charles Blackman
Today, the idea of a male artist making a major series of paintings about schoolgirls, or any sort of children, sits uncomfortably with the public. But these were memorable and original works when painted in the 1950s.
Duncan Grant © Tate
In what ways do our sexual pleasures and fantasies inform the way we see the world?
A fern repeats its pattern at various scales.
Fractals are patterns that repeat at increasingly fine magnifications. They turn up in the natural world and in artists' work. Research suggests they contribute to making something aesthetically appealing.
Charles Sheeler, American Landscape, 1930. Photo © 2016. Digital image, The Museum of Modern Art, New York/Scala, Florence
The Royal Academy’s two shows allow us to dive into the history of US/Soviet relations at their most vivid.
Rowan Griffiths/Daily Mirror/PA Archive/PA Images
A more intimate connection with the details of migrants crossing the Mediterranean can happen through art.
Senzeni Marasela, ‘Covering Sarah IV’, 2011.
Copyright Senzeni Marasela, Courtesy of AFRONOVA GALLERY
South African Visual Artist Senzeni Marasela's work creates a tension between the narrations of public wounding and her private one.
La Palma, 2014 © Wolfgang Tillmans
Exploring the role and limits of photography is a task that appears all the more relevant in the era of fake news.
Helen Britton in her studio in 2015.
An internationally renowned jeweller, now based in Germany, Helen Britton is inspired by the landforms of Western Australia. A new exhibition of her work is captivating.
Victoria Jones/PA Wire
Warhol has become one of the most well known artists in the world, but his work still has secrets to reveal.
Anne and Gordon Samstag dancing at home, Naples, Florida, USA, c1986.
Photograph courtesy of Mrs Florence (Robbie) McBryde.
Many leading Australian artists have benefitted from a Samstag scholarship. But who were the Samstags and what motivated them to create this legacy?
Helen Marten © Tate
Helen Marten, this year's winner, has revealed a sense of something progressive and pioneering.
Ahmed Cherkaoui (Morocco), Les Miroirs Rouges, 1980. Courtesy Barjeel Art Foundation
A new modern art exhibition in Tehran is being promoted as a bracing act of cultural diplomacy. But we should look a little deeper.
Paul Nash, Battle of Germany, 1944. Imperial War Museum, London © Tate
The job of a war artist probably seems, to many, a curious calling. Here's why Paul Nash and I were both drawn to the front line.
'Posh white girls' are unjustifiably taking the brunt of reports of the last art history A-level but casualties are all those the exam board had been moving to reach out to.
Jackson Pollock, Blue poles, 1952.
© The Pollock-Krasner Foundation
This quintessential modern art movement couldn't have gained precedence without the work of critics – and the Cold War.
Janet Laurence’s new installation Deep Breathing: Resuscitation for the Reef.
As scientists make a renewed push for greater action on climate change, a new installation at the Australian Museum brings home the fragility of our world.
Halfway to the light, halfway through the night 2010-14, by Jumaadi.
© AGNSW, Felicity Jenkins
The Dobell is a celebration of drawing. And the work in this year's show, from Noel McKenna's beautifully rendered drawings of dogs to Richard Lewer's depictions of states of mind – is first rate.
Elizabeth I of England, the Armada portrait, 1590.
The value of the Armada painting, soon to go on show in Greenwich, lies in its masterful storytelling.