Tag Archives: Martin Gayford

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Looking at Art

The Sitter Depicts the Artist

In a new book, Martin Gayford recalls what it's like to be painted by Lucian Freud. Read More

In an 1882 letter to his brother Theo, Vincent van Gogh included a sketch of his recent watercolor Pollard Willow to help explain his experiments with dark pigments. ©VAN GOGH MUSEUM, AMSTERDAM/VINCENT VAN GOGH FOUNDATION
Books

Reading van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh—The Letters
Edited by Leo Jansen, Hans Luijten, and Nienke Bakker
Thames & Hudson, 2,164 pages, $600 Read More

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News

Popular Mechanics

A new exhibition at Tate Modern shows how artists turned themselves into Pop stars. Read More

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Features

What They See in Van Gogh’s Ear

In the decades since van Gogh sliced off a portion of his left earlobe, the event has given rise to theories, pranks, merchandise, and a host of references in culture high and low. Read More

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News

Clash of the Titians

Titian’s Diana and Actaeon cost the U.K. $70 million, but the artist’s age is the number now causing political conflict . Read More