The strength to push at an open door
In one year, Picasso staged his first show, lost his soulmate, and forged the giddying range of styles that revealed his pedigree and future
A National Portrait gallery exhibition of the modernist's work is entirely dedicated to his photographic portraiture, much of which has never been displayed in this country before
Where does Ed Ruscha fit in to the post-war US art scene? Some, aligning him with Warhol, have claimed him for pop art.
Over-familiarity with the Surrealist has bred contempt, but beyond the showmanship there was a true talent for invention
Great music, great story, but the script needs serious tuning
Farce has its affinities with the Freudian psychoanalytic
method. Both are mechanisms for exposing the repressions and the guilty secrets we are desperate to hide – the former for sadistically comic, the latter for therapeutic purposes.
Philip Guston's switch from abstract to figurative left critics and fans irate, but an exhibition of his work proves them wrong, argues Adrian Hamilton
In prewar Berlin or madcap California, this mash-up of genres and styles has a serious intent
Iceland's maverick storyteller returns with a cruise into legend.
It might seem like everything is crashing down around us in Austerity Britain, but judging by the bumper-billion-pound sales figures disclosed by one London auction house, it appears now is the perfect time to cash in on those artistic masterpieces you've left gathering dust in your attic.
As a film chronicles Freud and Jung's battle of wits, Phil Boucher puts 10 artistic moments on the couch
The Czech film director, Jan Svankmajer discusses a troubled childhood and the inspiration for his new film.
A new collection of works by David Shillinglaw will bring together a selection of art hoping to reflect 'the constant search for and consumption of that which makes us complete'