Art is a risky investment, with estimated long-run returns, on average, below stocks. But investing in artworks may provide diversification to an investment portfolio, as well as enjoyment.
Maruki Iri and Maruki Toshi were witness to the direct aftermath of the nuclear bomb on Hiroshima. The art they created is striking.
Australian surrealism has long been understood as if it was imported from Paris. This new exhibition places two Czech-Australian émigrés at the heart of the movement.
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 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.
The first Duke of Montagu was a a Francophile through and through. After spending time with Louis XIV, he dreamed of a Versailles of his own.
This exhibition will become the definitive show of Australian Impressionism - and it features talented women artists alongside iconic males.
After an Indian politician disparaged a woman for her lack of morals because she was wearing ripped jeans, an online protest erupted, reviving the original protest-culture of the ripped jean.
Hyperbole surrounds the Impressionists, who are perennial blockbuster fodder. In truth, they were not a united group of radicals and their subject matter is far darker than commonly acknowledged.
Leak will be the first official portrait painter of a former Prime Minister who has not been an Archibald finalist.
The true story of the artist Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920) is a Greek tragedy. What a pity this documentary paints him as bland.
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.
Although memorials to past pandemics are not as prolific as war memorials, they do exist. A scholar of visual culture provides a brief history of monuments around the world.
Exclusive: the recent discovery of probably the oldest known surviving photograph of a Māori sheds light on the remarkable subject of Taika Waititi’s new film project.
Statues and monuments have been used to present a revisionist history in which empire was great while omitting the violence they subvertly celebrate.
The mosque is where men and women and children go to pray. But, according to art historian Christiane Gruber, some make room for other, non-human creatures too.
Hailing Christo as a ‘genius’ misses the point and diminishes the work of his wife and co-creature Jeanne-Claude.
An art historian uncovers the truth about Marthe Bonnard, for decades labelled as a jealous recluse with a neurotic need to bathe.
Social isolation has led to art masterpieces being given new life on social media, but humans have been posing as art for centuries.
Portable artworks have never before been found in the most ancient contexts of Southeast Asia-Australasia.