Art historian Douglas Crimp, who defined the Pictures Generation, dies aged 74
Writer, curator and editor organised the influential Pictures exhibition and championed artist activism during the Aids crisis
Ruskin and Gombrich: revisiting two art historical heavyweights
Amid a wealth of events celebrating the bicentenary of John Ruskin’s birth we reconsider the breadth of his achievements. Plus, we talk to two experts in E.H. Gombrich. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.
The all-powerful market is sounding the death knell for connoisseurship
Today, art history is increasingly being written by dealers and auctioneers to suit their own purpose
NewsDiary of an art historian
Diary of an art historian: at last, some common sense for the abolition of image fees
Birmingham Museums Trust takes the lead and places images in the public domain, but who will follow?
How to force historians to use their eyes: book urges academics to 'take art more seriously'
Princeton University's Theodore K. Rabb says more visual materials—not only written records—should be explored
Many pictures but no big picture: book struggles to capture the extraordinary life of Harald Szeemann
Volume on pioneering curator takes an admiring, rather than a critically analytical, approach
Thinking with pictures: how images were used for philosophical thinking in the Early Modern period
A rich and fascinating book on what can rightly be called the art of philosophy
Lost art: the world’s invisible collections
Noah Charney on the Sadnikar family's extremely personal collection in Slovenia
NewsVideo, film & new media
TED-style art history platform aims to promote arts education online
Heni Talks features videos from artists including Damien Hirst and Jeremy Deller
BlogDiary of an art historian
Are Old Masters old fashioned?
How to bring new audiences to older art displays
Books essay: naturalist and artist Maria Sibylla Merian was a woman in a man’s world
Her work straddles the territories of art and science, bugs and flowers
Polish art world calls on national museum to stage 'major international show' against fascism
An open letter to Krakow institution asks for exhibition to counter rise of the right in Poland
BlogDiary of an art historian
Stop reading, start looking: today’s art history students are not getting a grounding in connoisseurship skills
When I put an image of a well-known Titian on the screen, only one of 40 could identify the artist
Linda Nochlin: the American art historian who first pointed the finger at institutional barriers as the explanation for the absence of great female artists from the canon
She changed forever the way people thought about the mythology of artistic genius, and the masterpiece theatre version of art history
Pioneering feminist art historian Linda Nochlin dies aged 86
Her essay, Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?, changed the course of art history
ArchiveFakes & copies
Modigliani expert Christian Parisot sentenced for forgery
He maintains his innocence
Sotheby's James Stourton glazes over the more cut-throat tendencies of private collectors in new book
This account by the UK chairman of Sotheby’s is enthusiastic but superficial
Historian says Vekselberg Fabergé egg is fake
Husband and wife allege Guy Cogeval's Vuillard catalogues were “plagiarised” from their unpublished manuscript
Art historians go to court in France and the US to reclaim the research they say was stolen from them
Books: American art from Norsemen to Culture Wars
A well-written history of art in North America for students
Interview with John Richardson: His new memoirs as Cubism’s Falstaff
Richardson talks about his mentor and one time lover, Douglas Cooper—fiendish and funny art historian, aesthete and champion of Cubism
The director of the Louvre, Pierre Rosenberg remembers his friend, Italy’s most famous art historian
Federico Zeri, an independent mind
Obituary for Michael Jaffé: As demanding of himself as he was of others
A formidable connoisseur, academic and museum director who inspired many top figures in the British art world.
Ferrara pays homage to Aby Warburg
Palazzo Schifanoia displays archive material from the Warburg Institute to commemorate her work
Otto Von Simson dies
Professor Otto von Simson, the German art historian, died in Berlin at the end of May, aged 80.
The place of scholars in the commercial art market: how to avoid shameful infections and a diminution of the truth?
It is pointless to pretend that the commercial art world and the worlds of research do not interpenetrate each other. Here we look at the relationship, present and past, and ask ourselves, in what respect is the art historian any different from the lawyer who sells his opinion?