In the Frame: Alternative Debate Excuses for Cameron
By Tom Humberstone - 30 January 11:20

Tom Humberstone’s weekly comic.

Seven Rotations 1-6 (1979) by Dóra Maurer
Hip to be square: suprematism at the Whitechapel Gallery
By Michael Prodger - 29 January 8:57

Adventures of the Black Square at the Whitechapel Gallery is a fascinating examination of an artistic phenomenon.

In the Frame: the Creme Egg controversy
By Tom Humberstone - 23 January 9:42

Tom Humberstone’s weekly comic.

By André Carrilho
Offensive Weapons: Our cartoonists respond to the Charlie Hebdo shooting
By New Statesman - 22 January 10:48

Following the events in Paris, the New Statesman asked eight of our regular illustrators to memorialise those murdered at Charlie Hebdo.

Turner's Field of Waterloo. Photo: Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge/Bridgeman Images
What Turner drank after a day sketching carnage
By Nina Caplan - 21 January 11:08

Nina Caplan drinks German wine and contemplates J M W Turner’s work on war.

Christian Bale in the 2000 film adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’s novel “American Psycho”.
Women are clever enough to know when art is just misogyny in disguise
By Glosswitch - 19 January 15:37

Misogyny both creates and thrives on women’s intellectual insecurities, implying that dissent merely signifies one’s inability to access a greater, higher truth.

I am not Charlie. Comic: Tom Humberstone
In The Frame: I am not Charlie
By Tom Humberstone - 15 January 18:00

Our cartoonist Tom Humberstone reflects on the Charlie Hebdo shooting and subsequent debates.

Divine machinations: William Blake, Apprentice and Master
By Erica Wagner - 15 January 10:53

William Blake’s “infernal method” is revealed in an exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

In the Frame: 2015 Writer’s Room
By Tom Humberstone - 09 January 10:15

Tom Humberstone’s weekly comic.

Grave matters: a relief from Djehutyhop II's tomb. Photo: British Museum, London
The mummy returns: the first Senusret III exhibtion is a reminder all things must end
By Caroline Crampton - 08 January 15:10

A new exhibition at Lille's Palais des Beaux-Arts reveals the life of an ancient image-maker.

In the Frame: Customs
By Tom Humberstone - 19 December 12:07

Tom Humberstone’s weekly comic.

Death becomes her: the sinister glamour of Guy Bourdin
By Yo Zushi - 18 December 17:05

Did Bourdin really cause a 20-year-old model to pass out when he covered her entire body with glue and pearls?

Time’s arrow: an image by Chloe Dewe Mathews
Turning budget cuts into drama, and photography after the blast
By Mark Lawson - 12 December 12:54

Mark Lawson weighs up the hard choices facing the arts.

In the Frame: See Film Differently with David and George
By Tom Humberstone - 12 December 10:47

Tom Humberstone’s weekly comic.

In the Frame: the best of 2014
By Tom Humberstone - 09 December 14:34

Tom Humberstone, who creates the weekly “In the Frame” comic for the NS, looks back at the past year.

In the Frame: The Cat and the Gnat
By Tom Humberstone - 05 December 10:37

Tom Humberstone’s weekly comic.

Face-off: detail of Self-Portrait (2014) by Derren Brown
Derren Brown’s tricks of the eye
By Helen Lewis - 04 December 10:00

Helen Lewis meets the illusionist and secret portrait painter. 

Tutu much: detail of an image from Richard von Krafft-Ebing's archive of sexual "deviation"
Doing it by the book: the eccentric pioneers of sex studies
By Erica Wagner - 28 November 15:00

From Marie Stopes to Alfred Kinsey, we can still learn from the masters of sex, as new exhibition “The Institute of Sexology” at the Wellcome Trust illustrates.

Students at the art school of the Royal Academy of Arts in London, 1932. Photo: Fox Photos/Getty
The rear-view mirror is no basis to reflect on the future of education
By Nigel Carrington - 28 November 11:53

Britain is globally famous for its creative education but people who prematurely mourn the death of art school are missing the real threat.

In the Frame: One Hundred Per Cent
By Tom Humberstone - 28 November 10:39

Tom Humberstone’s weekly comic.

Peruvian andean women victims of forced sterilizations during the administration of Peru's former President Alberto Fujimori, protest in Lima on February 13, 2014. Photo: Getty Images
The artistic campaign to help 300,000 Peruvian women sterilised against their will
By Iain Aitch - 24 November 11:39

During the 1990s, hundreds of thousands of poor women in rural areas of Peru were forcibly sterilised, often without their knowledge - and ahead of the next presidential election, artists are helping campaigners finally find justice.

In the Frame: A Brief Guide to the Non-Apology
By Tom Humberstone - 21 November 11:50

Tom Humberstone's weekly comic.

Central Saint Martins.
Is this the end of the British art school?
By Isabel Sutton - 20 November 15:40

Art schools used to be a place where the socially and intellectually marginal could distinguish themselves. Now, with unattainable entry requirements and a hefty price tag, they’re becoming a dwelling place for commercial interests and the children of the international elite.

Jacob Blessing the Sons of Joseph by Rembrandt, Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel, Germany
Man in the mirror: Rembrandt: the Late Works at the National Gallery
By Michael Prodger - 18 November 17:21

In later life the painter turned away from the light and towards himself.

In the Frame: Monty
By Tom Humberstone - 14 November 10:28

Tom Humberstone's weekly comic.

A statue of Kim Il-sung in Pyongyang, North Korea. Photo: Feng Li/Getty
I’m in the North Korean embassy in London, looking at a painting of a big brown horse
By Eleanor Margolis - 10 November 9:33

Is the infamously secretive state finally beginning to open up? An art exhibition at the London embassy of the Democratic People’s Republic would seem to suggest it might be.

In the Frame: Todd
By Tom Humberstone - 07 November 11:19

Tom Humberstone’s weekly comic.

A woman in shoes by Christian Louboutin. Photo: Getty
The empress’s old clothes: who are women dressing for, anyway?
By Helen Lewis - 05 November 13:09

Most of us will have had the sensation, at one time or another, of feeling as though we were dressed up as someone else. A new book and an exhibition explore what it means to be a "woman in clothes".

 

Detail from Girl Kneeling on a Red Cushion (1913) by Egon Schiele
Provocations to desire: Craig Raine delights in the nudes of Egon Schiele
By Craig Raine - 31 October 14:00

Egon Schiele is candidly pornographic – but his obsession with anatomy tells the story of an artistic struggle.

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