For all his business acumen, Pieter the Younger was no original and his skill was weedy compared to the robustness of his father’s.
A History of Pictures by David Hockney and Martin Gayford gleefully punctures the pretentiousness of the art world.
A prominent scientist in the Netherlands believes Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring isn’t actually wearing a pearl. Here’s how he investigated his hunch.
Deserted fairgrounds, disused factories and forgotten military bases may look cool, but are we fetishising the remnants of such a cruel history?
A new exhibition a the National Portrait Gallery shows Eggleston's talent for capturing ordinary ecstasies.
John Claridge’s intimate photographs from the 1960s capture a lost world of wonder and possibility.
Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Primitive 2009, currently at Tate Modern, looked every bit as ravishing as his cinema work, yet it was hard to enjoy while people around me scrolled through their phones.
Art-goers have been enduring three-hour waits for the Yayoi Kusama exhibition, just for a solitary glance at her work. Is queuing part of the experience, or is it just for the Instagram mirror snap?
A new exhibition at Tate Modern reveals how O'Keeffe's personality came to inform her art – and why it's time to consider them together.
Almost every three minutes a photograph of The Switch House is uploaded to Instagram tagged with the Tate Modern Switch House location.
Capturing a celebrity in bed or sleeping is a staple of culture both high and low. Is the “Famous” video just another artistic use of the trope, or is it something more sinister?
Across the political spectrum, the New Statesman introduces you to the personalities who shape our world. Where else would you find Jeremy Corbyn, Tony Blair and Theresa May in the same place?