Modern Art

Alex Katz’s bold, instantly recognisable canvases have been widely imitated

With her husband Robert, Sonia Delaunay was a pioneer of early 20th-century abstraction

‘Michelangelo was the best-remunerated artist in Italy and, like Bacon and Freud, he died a rich man. There the resemblace ends’

The “Alternative Guide to the Universe” claims to offer bracingly fresh perspectives. In fact it gives us the opposite, and is all the more interesting for it.

The narrative of Will Gompertz’s history of modern art faithfully follows the Serota tendency, claiming modern art always trumps that which it supplanted