John Ruskin led a crusade against Victorian rectitude and attacked capitalism. His mind was wild and unstable, but we need his utopian visions today as we find ourselves evermore distanced from the natural world.
A new exhibition highlights the great difference between the two artists’ drawings: Klimt’s tend to be observations, Schiele’s are confrontations.
In the artist duo’s latest installation they transform the ground floor of the Whitechapel Gallery into a derelict public baths.
It has made Dundee a destination after years in which it was regarded as a stopover, and has given Dundonians permission to feel greater pride in the city.
But as performance art it is undoubtedly his masterpiece.
The Spanish baroque painter depicted the senses – and the senses are never more alive than when in extremis.
The illustrator never went to art college, but has a career spanning four decades and an instantly recognisable style that’s made him globally famous.
Female British artists of the 20th century were long subject to an institutional bias.
The history of art is filled with family relationships: but perhaps the most distinguished is that between brothers-in-law Andrea Mantegna (c1430-1506) and Giovanni Bellini (c1435-1516).
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When the war finally came to an end, artists on both sides had to face the problem of how to paint the peace.