Abstract Expressionism is serious, grown-up stuff. It's about existential anxiety and overwhelming emotions. It's about death
Where to begin when you don't know where to begin... Simply put, the Abstract Expressionism show at the Royal Academy of Arts is extraordinary, utterly extraordinary. Wandering around these large galleries - the beautiful high-ceilinged walls smothered, crammed to capacity, with these vast revolutionary canvases - I felt both lost for words and completely overwhelmed.
The current Mark Rothko exhibition in The Hague's Gemeentemuseum seems to be the perfect Rothko show. With over 60 works on display - from the early figurative paintings to his very last canvas - the museum has orchestrated a space that combines the epic with the intimate, seamlessly moving from the one to the other.
Political protest through art vandalism casts a wider net than just a direct attack on original pieces of work... An instinctive reaction is to be outraged when we hear of works of art being attacked. Why? Art's great power is in its irreverence. Why should we therefore be reverent of it?
Like a beautiful patchwork quilt of pink this algae farm looks not unlike an abstract painting from the air. The colour is
It was a "healthy" night of sales at Sotheby's yesterday evening as a contemporary art auction brought in more than £74 million
A man has been jailed for two years for defacing a painting by artist Mark Rothko. Wlodzimierz Umaniec, 26, also known as
There are only about three paintings on this planet that I am able to say that I 'like', but last week Vladimir Umanets, the Yellowist, decided that one of them wasn't quite good enough. So he decided to improve it, with the addition of some half-legible scribbling in one of its corners.
Art throughout history has proven itself to be thought-provoking and beautiful but how far can we go in trusting and ingesting it as a source of truth?
A man has been charged with criminal damage after a Mark Rothko painting was defaced at London's Tate Modern gallery. Wlodzimierz