Painting

Marilyn Monroe comes to Merseyside as Andy Warhol's exhibition lands at Tate Liverpool

Andy Warhol was the most influential artist of the 20th century, and Tate Liverpool presents a spirited exhibition to support this premise. In the past I might have given that label to Marcel Duchamp, but Warhol’s co-option of subject matter, his use of

Conscience and Conflict: British Artists and the Spanish Civil War - Pallant House Gallery

The Spanish Civil War (1936–39) was one of the most significant European conflicts of the twentieth century. Stretching far beyond an internal political clash between the Republicans and General Franco's Nationalists, it united a generation of young wri

Fiona Banner Selects from the V-A-C Collection - Whitechapel Gallery

British artist Fiona Banner chooses rarely seen works from the V-A-C collection by artists such as Richard Avedon, Claude Monet and Sigmar Polke. This is the second display in the series, with Banner selecting works which blur the boundaries between

12 things no one tells you before you become a street artist

Poor health, disappearing artwork, and countless cases of mistaken identity: Charles Uzzell-Edwards - AKA Pure Evil - describes the life of the street artist.

Privates on parade

One day, as a student — or so the story goes — Egon Schiele called on Gustav Klimt, a celebrated older artist, and showed him a portfolio of drawings with the abrupt query, ‘Do I have talent?’ Klimt looked at them, then answered, ‘Much too much!

Treasures from the Vatican

A look at some of the Vatican's most cherished pieces of art.

Picasso's fight against fascism and the British surrealists who followed him

A new show of UK artists responses to the Spanish civil war is dominated by Picasso's emotive works, but British artists also realised Spain was an ominous testing ground for future conflict.

Film noir posters: the art of smoking guns and bared flesh

Noir films may have been dark, but their posters were quite the opposite, says Anne Billson

Leonora Carrington: Transgressing Discipline - Tate Liverpool

Transgressing Discipline invites visitors to discover the work of the painter and member of the surrealist movement, Leonora Carrington. Starting with a select number of paintings, the exhibition explores her diverse creative practise,while also looki

Egon Schiele: The Radical Nude, Courtauld Gallery

So many words have been expended on Egon Schiele, that it’s almost impossible to imagine what more can be added for such a relatively small and narrow, albeit intense, body of work.