Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends at the National Portrait Gallery

According to a new exhibition of Howard Hodgkin’s work at the National Portrait Gallery, one of the artist’s principal concerns throughout his sixty-five year...

No Map Could Show Them by Helen Mort

No Map Could Show Them, Mort’s second collection, explores the narratives of Victorian and modern women –mountaineers, campaigners, runners – and considers, more broadly,...

David Hockney at Tate Britain

Visiting a gallery in London during the February half term is a rookie error. In a bid to occupy restless children, and driven inside...

Review | Xeixa: Fourteen Catalan Poets

Xeixa: Fourteen Catalan Poets Tupelo Press, 2018, edited by Marlon L. Fick and Francisca Esteve The news in recent months has been splashed with images of...

Sargent: The Watercolours at the Dulwich Picture Gallery

John Singer Sargent is best known as a painter of portraits in oil. Since childhood, however, he was also a keen watercolorist, and a...

Review | Rainsongs, by Sue Hubbard

Sue Hubbard’s Rainsongs has a unique and beautiful emotive quality that shines through its delicately constructed prose in a love-letter to Ireland, memory and parenthood,...

Poetry London Summer Readings: Rachael Allen, Andrew McMillan, Vahni Capildeo and...

Poetry London’s summer launch opened with an impassioned speech by the poet Karen McCarthy Wood, who is a trustee on the magazine’s board. The...

You Must Change Your Life – The Story of Rainer Maria...

You Must Change Your Life is an enthralling exploration of the complex relationship between two creative giants of art and literature, drawn together in...

Review| The Letters Page Vol.2 published by Book Ex Machina

To pick up a book, writes Ioanna Mavrou, is ‘as if stepping out of the world for a beat and taking a much needed...

Review | Promising Young Women by Caroline O’Donoghue

This year has truly brought to the fiction scene some of the most stunning and powerful female characters. From the extreme – such as My...

Review | Calder on Paper: 1960 – 1976 at the Saatchi...

 SALON, Saatchi Gallery’s commercial exhibition space, launched earlier this year aiming to present the work of leading international artists who have had limited exposure...

America after the Fall at Royal Academy of Arts

Organised by the Art Institute of Chicago, the Musée de l’Orangerie in Paris and the London Royal Academy of Arts, 'America After the Fall:...

Review | The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh

The Water Cure, Sophie Mackintosh Hamish Hamilton, 2018 256 pp, £12.99 (hardback) False utopias, and their human cost, are at the core of Sophie Mackintosh’s uneasy, hypnotic...

Archive | Review | Evelyn Waugh on Don’t Tell Alfred by...

While looking through our archive recently we came across this review by Evelyn Waugh of Nancy Mitford's novel Don't Tell Alfred from 1960. Displaying...

Unity in Variety VI at Gabriel Fine Arts

In the sixth edition of their most recent collaboration with Barikee, Gabriel Fine Arts showcased an expansive array of work, from the interpretive calligraphy...

Designing Antiquity by Stephanie Moser

Apart from its scholarly and visual merits, this study deserves recognition as the second book-length work about Owen Jones, the once-famous Victorian architect and...

Review | Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele at the Royal Academy

In chapter 5 of Robert Musil’s The Man Without Qualities the protagonist Ulrich sets about restoring a house he has just bought:

Review | Burning Woman by Lucy H. Pearce

Briony WillisBurning Woman Burning Woman, by Lucy H. Pearce, Womancraft Publishing, pp. 240, £10.99 (paperback) Designed to teach, inspire and empower generations of women who suffer from a deep...

Vanessa Bell at the Dulwich Picture Gallery

How much context do we need to appreciate a painting? Take, for example, Vanessa Bell’s Studland Beach, 1912. We might describe it in terms...

Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots

Upon viewing Jackson Pollock’s 1951 solo show in which he debuted his now famed ‘black paintings’, friend and fellow painter Alfonso Ossorio commented that...

Physical by Andrew McMillan

Andrew McMillan’s debut collection Physical opens with an epitaph taken from one of the often overlooked novels of Hilda Doolittle, better known as H.D.,...
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Nyx and Oneiroi: The Depiction of Dreams in Renaissance Art by...

La Renaissance et le rêve, Musée du Luxembourg, Paris, 9 October 2013 – 26 January 2014 La Renaissance et le rêve, Musée du Luxembourg Editions,...

Interview | Roubi L’Roubi | Saatchi Gallery | Forests and Spirits:...

An interview with Roubi L’Roubi, co-curator of Forests and Spirits: Figurative art from the Khartoum School, a new exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery.

Say Something Back by Denise Riley

In their most cliched form, attempts to describe the experience of bereavement tend to settle into a series of unanswerable questions: ‘why?’ being the...

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