The art of knowing when to go slow
By Charles Leadbeater - 14 February 5:10

Governments also need to know when to be avowedly unfashionable.

The subtle sexuality of Édouard Manet
By Craig Raine - 07 February 9:34

It would be impossible to paint “modern life” without touching on the touchy subject of sex.

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Man Ray goes on show at the National Portrait Gallery
By Charlotte Simmonds - 05 February 17:14

Surrealist photographer gets his first show in a British museum.

Teahouse Tetsu (detail), designed by Terunobu Fujimori
Why we live in trees
By Charlotte Simmonds - 28 January 11:38

The allure of the treehouse, and the stories behind its rising popularity.

Missorts is an art project devised by the novelist Tony White.
A tale of a city, told by your phone
By Leo Hollis - 17 January 8:30

Changing the way we move around.

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Paul Emsley’s botched Kate Middleton belies his better work
By Charlotte Simmonds - 14 January 13:27

It seems the royal portrait painter doesn't do "pretty".

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London welcomes men’s fashion week
By Charlotte Simmonds - 07 January 17:20

What weareth the modern man?

Art in 2013 - the year of the blockbuster
By Thomas Calvocoressi - 03 January 9:27

The exhibitions to look out for this year.

V&A Diary: Coming up for air
By Amanda Levete - 13 December 7:25

Designing a building is a long and difficult process.

The Louvre-Lens Museum
New Louvre museum opens in former coal mining town
By Kamila Kocialkowska - 07 December 17:07

One of the world's most prestigious museums in one of France's most economically depressed regions. Is this attempt at urban regeneration realism or idealism?

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The future's bright, the future's Emerald.... (at least according to Pantone)
By Kamila Kocialkowska - 07 December 11:04

Pantone unveil their official colour for 2013.

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Is this the most offensive artwork ever made?
By Kamila Kocialkowska - 06 December 15:46

A Swedish gallery is defending the exhibition a painting made from stolen ashes of Holocaust victims.

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Are videogames art? MoMA makes its case with a new permanent collection
By Charlotte Simmonds - 03 December 13:06

From Pac-Man to Dwarf Fortress, the museum records the development of the medium for posterity.

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World's biggest sculpture to be built in Abu Dhabi
By Kamila Kocialkowska - 28 November 11:00

Belgian-born American artist Christo has gained permission and funding to build a 150-metre sculpture entirely out of oil drums in the heart of the gulf desert

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Picture Books of the Year: John Singer Sargent, Rex Whistler and Peter Campbell
By new-statesman - 26 November 12:14

Paul Johnson and John Lanchester chose the year's best picture books.

Painting After Performance runs at Tate Modern until April 2013.
A Bigger Splash: Painting After Performance - review
By Juliet Jacques - 26 November 11:28

The Tate Modern’s new exhibition asks how painting and performance art met – and parted.

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New exhibition of Syrian art opens in London
By Kamila Kocialkowska - 23 November 17:52

'Shattered Beauty' is a rare chance to see contemporary Syrian artists responding to their country's crisis

Looking up the Shard
We built this city
By Leo Hollis - 22 November 7:40

We should start to think about how to design our cities as if they mattered.

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Gaiety is the Most Outstanding Feature of the Soviet Union
By Kamila Kocialkowska - 21 November 17:33

A review of the new show at the Saatchi gallery.

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Picture Book of the Week: Magnun Revolution - 65 Years of Fighting for Freedom
By new-statesman - 19 November 15:35

A celebration of global revolutions by Magnum photographers.

Kevin Cummins, self portrait.
Kevin Cummins interview: "There were right-wingers in the arts, with Rod Stewart and Phil Collins and all those Thatcherites."
By Rob Pollard - 19 November 14:01

Rob Pollard interviews one of the world’s most renowned music photographers.

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Flashmob protest sets sights on British Museum
By Kamila Kocialkowska - 16 November 16:58

A group of actors are planning to stage a 'Shakespearian flashmob' this weekend in protest of BP arts sponsorship

How the light gets in
By Thomas Calvocoressi - 15 November 10:47

Two ambitious photography exhibitions reviewed.

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Review: Death - A Self-Portrait
By Kamila Kocialkowska - 14 November 15:38

The Wellcome Collection's new show explores the history of how we deal with dying

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Auguste Rodin turns 172
By Charlotte Simmonds - 12 November 19:30

Here are 17.2 things you might not know about him.

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Exhibition of the Week: Seduced By Art
By new-statesman - 08 November 17:59

The National Gallery's first photography show is our pick for the week's best exhibition.