Art History

Recalling Charlotte Salomon

Griselda Pollock on the creator of an original art form falling between book, cinema and painting

  • CHARLOTTE SALOMON

    Life? or Theatre?

  • LIFE? OR THEATRE?

    Charlotte Salomon

  • LIFE? OR THEATRE?

    Charlotte Salomon

Art History

“View of Rhenen” by Hercules Segers, 1625–30

The father of modernism

On an awe-inspiring, enigmatic artist of the Dutch Golden Age

  • HERCULES SEGERS

    Huigen Leeflang and Pieter Roelofs, editors

Art History

“Islesboro Ferry Slip” by Alex Katz, 1975

Between the shoulder blades

On the tingle of art

  • HOW TO SEE

    David Salle

Art History

A portrait of Marchesa Luisa Casati by Kees van Dongen, 1921

Bawdry in the bloodstream

Frances Wilson on the self-consciousness of bohemia

  • THE UNFINISHED PALAZZO

    Judith Mackrell

  • BOHEMIAN LIVES

    Amy Licence

  • SARGENT’S WOMEN

    Donna M. Lucey

Art History

How to seal a legend

Rediscovering a mysterious photographer

  • VIVIAN MAIER

    Pamela Bannos

Art History

Billy the match man, 1844, and Mary Leagrove, c.1823, both painted by John Dempsey

Face painting

The return from art exile of John Dempsey

  • DEMPSEY’S PEOPLE
    DEMPSEY’S PEOPLE

    David Hansen

Art History

“Canto VIII: Circle Five, The Styx, The Wrathful; Circle Six, Dis, Capital of Hell, The Fallen Angels”, from the series “Thirty-Four Illustrations for Dante’s Inferno (1959–60)” by Robert Rauschenberg

Cold War Dante

How a medieval Christian poet inspired a Christian, neo-Dadaist maverick

  • RAUSCHENBERG/DANTE

    Ed Krčma

Art History

“George Clive and his Family with an Indian Maid”, c.1763–5, by Joshua Reynolds, now re-identified as “Tysoe Saul Hancock, his wife Philadelphia, their daughter Elizabeth and their Indian maid Clarinda”

Passages to India

Did Joshua Reynolds paint a portrait of Jane Austen’s aunt?

Art History

Rhoda Pritzker, 1945.

Creativity of constraint

The arresting life of Rhoda Pritzker, a major collector of twentieth-century art

  • MODERNISM AND MEMORY

    Ian Collins and Eleanor Hughes, editors

Art History

“Le Métro”, 1943, by Jean Dubuffet

Making paper pulsate

The ‘un-learned’ art of Jean Dubuffet

  • DUBUFFET DRAWINGS, 1935–1962

    Isabelle Dervaux et al