Rhetoric and realism in ‘Raphael: The Drawings’

Anoushka Kavanagh is impressed by the Renaissance master’s gift for story-telling and imaginative flare in the Ashmolean’s new exhibition
Early Byzantine art.

Evoking emotion and rejecting repression through art in the Middle East

Joseph Botman makes a case for the importance of the humanities in contemporary society

A new era of repressive state censorship dawns over Russian art

Anoushka Kavanagh dispels the religious disguises of violations on creative and political freedom

A tempestuous tribute to a perplexing artist

Anoushka Kavanagh is confronted by an ouevre permeated by emotional and creative conflict in Giacometti’s retrospective at the Tate Modern

Class and conflict in the works of Leonora Carrington

Priya Khaira-Hanks explores the surrealist's attempt to come to terms with her class identity

Snapshot: Salvador Dali and the legacy of surrealism

Jasmin Yang-Spooner discusses Salvador Dali's development of the Paranoiac Critical Transformation Method and the legacy of surrealism

Warhol and the importance of social exchange

Mia Neafcy explores the notion of consumerism in American capitalist society

Tate Britain celebrates the playfulness and dynamism of David Hockney

Sabrina Ruia is captivated by a retrospective look at the artist's life

Faces, forgotten and faded

Jonathan Egid visits Christ Church Picture Gallery’s disappointingly small Forgotten Faces exhibition

Home is where the art is: Rod Jordan

Sophie Jordan ventures past her grandfather’s notecards only to come back to them

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