Tag Archives: Martin Gayford

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

Archived Reviews Books
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

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


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


Popular Mechanics

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


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