Martin Gayford

Book Review

From temple to labyrinth — the art museum today

The Art Museum in Modern Times by Charles Saumarez Smith reviewed

By Martin Gayford

Book Review

Missing the big picture

Francis Bacon: Revelations by Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan reviewed

By Martin Gayford

Art

Who was the mysterious Master of Flémalle?

On the trail of one of the first artists to paint ordinary things

By Martin Gayford

Books

Ivan Morozov: the Russian businessman with a passion for the avant-garde

Morozov: The Story of a Family and a Lost Collection by Natalya Semenova reviewed

By Martin Gayford

Art

David Hockney’s splendid isolation

The painter discusses life in rural Normandy, why the iPad is better than a brush and why he’s not a communist

By Martin Gayford

Art

Are there ways in which virtual exhibitions are better than real ones?

Go to the Closer to Van Eyck website, for example, and you can zoom in to examine the surface of his paintings as never before

By Martin Gayford

Art

Martin Gayford visits the greatest one-artist show on Earth

The cycle of 50 Tintorettos at the Scuola Grande di San Rocco in Venice includes one of Martin Gayford’s favorite – and most cinematic – Nativity scenes

By Martin Gayford

Exhibitions

Why Lucian Freud hated having his picture taken

Martin Gayford remembers the painter once hurling bread rolls at a stranger he suspected of taking snaps of him

By Martin Gayford

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