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Skin and bone
'Jusepe de Ribera went beyond palpability — the way the paint
flesh — to the visceral. He sought to engage all our senses at once'
An American Turner?
The National Gallery exhibition shows that Thomas Cole, like Turner and John Martin, was a visionary and a pictorial dramatist
Earth, Air, and Water
The Gagosian's retrospective of Michael Andrews is a rare opportunity to enjoy a subtle and surprising artist
The What and the How
Timothy Hyman's book on 20th century figurative painting,
The World New Made
Cool For Katz
Alex Katz's bold, instantly recognisable canvases have been widely imitated
Museo Dell’Opera Del Duomo, Florence
The newly renovated museum for the Duomo's artistic treasures brings these great works back to life
The Aesthetes: When Kitsch Was Avant-Garde
We may sneer at the Victorian aesthetes, but is the sloppier, more cynical art of today any healthier?
Is art therapeutic?
Alain de Botton tries to personalise the museum experience — but instead trivialises great historical ideas
A Self-Portrait Of The Young Man As An Artist
Six years after leaving art school, I finally put on my own show. In that time I have learnt what exactly it means to be a painter
A New Golden Age? Let Art Imitate Sport
Is Wayne Rooney today’s Raphael? If we treated art with the same seriousness as we do sport, our visual culture could flourish again
The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”
The king of cakes
"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"
A tripod in the sky
The view from above