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Picasso and Modern British Art, Tate Britain, London
Mondrian//Nicholson: In Parallel, Courtauld Gallery, London
Sunday 19 February 2012
Two shows demonstrate the irreversible if brief impact on these shores of Picasso's journey to London and Ben Nicholson's pilgrimage to Paris
Monday 13 February 2012
Winston Churchill and Evelyn Waugh hated his work, but Picasso provided inspiration for a whole generation of UK artists, as Arifa Akbar discovers at Tate Britain's new exhibition
Friday 27 January 2012
Every night, after the last visitor to Madrid's Reina Sofia Museum has left, the prestigious art gallery's newest curator flickers into life. The expert is a robot, which has begun the most exhaustive research ever performed on Picasso's renowned masterpiece, Guernica. The mission: to establish the extent of the damage the 75-year-old painting has sustained during its turbulent life.
Friday 27 January 2012
He painted Guernica to expose General Franco's tyranny, and refused to let it return home until the dictator was dead. Now it's showing the scars of its global tour, say Alasdair Fotheringham and Enjoli Liston
Sunday 01 January 2012
It's a good year for British landscapes, but Munch and Mondrian lead the Continental challenge
Friday 29 July 2011
Saturday 16 July 2011
A former sommelier who was due last night be charged with stealing a Picasso drawing from a San Francisco art gallery 10 days ago now has an even wider canvas of legal problems after East Coast police raided his apartment in Hoboken, New Jersey, only to find 11 more allegedly stolen pieces.
Thursday 07 July 2011
If Hollywood films are to be believed, art heists require meticulous planning, James Bond-style equipment and elaborate getaways.
Saturday 25 June 2011
The art world of Spain is getting hot under the collar about the politics of Picasso. The Malaga-born artist's wealthy daughter-in-law, Christine Ruiz-Picasso, has refused to open the latest show at the Malaga Picasso Museum, and has demanded the resignation of its highly acclaimed director José Lebrero, who has curated a series of much-praised temporary exhibitions alongside the permanent show of Picasso paintings.
Wednesday 22 June 2011
All eyes were on Picasso's 1935 work, Jeune Fille Endormie, last night as it came under the hammer at Christie's in London.
Friday 10 June 2011
Maqbool Fida Husain, the painter dubbed the "Picasso of India", died yesterday in London five years after Hindu zealots who were angry at his work forced him to leave his homeland. He was 95.
Thursday 28 April 2011
An anonymous US donor has given a Picasso painting to the University of Sydney on the condition that the proceeds from its sale are used to fund scientific research.
Friday 01 April 2011
Picasso, Miró, Dalí: The Birth of Modernity, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence <br/> Picasso in Paris, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Sunday 27 March 2011
Friday 25 March 2011
New UK station Russia Today gives a very bizarre view of Britain
By performing as African Americans or Indians, white people get to play act a kind of 'imaginary liberation', writes Michael Mark Cohen
Top Gear presenter is no stranger to foot-in-mouth controversy
New essay by JK Rowling went live on Pottermore site this morning
Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God is not 'a magician with a magic wand'
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