Painting

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Pissarro: Father of Impressionism review – quiet man of art brought into the light
The impressionist painter lacks the glitzy kudos of peers such as Monet and Degas but is celebrated in this study, tied to an exhibition of his work

Andrew Pulver

23, May, 2022 @2:00 PM

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‘The lady without legs or arms’: how artist Sarah Biffin shattered Victorian ideas about disability
The achievements of Sarah Biffin, once a fairground attraction, are recognised in a new exhibition

Dalya Alberge

22, May, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Goddesses, she-devils and a tangle with textiles – the week in art
Lonnie Holley scours Britain for material, demons seize the British Museum and feminist fabrics come to Cambridge

Jonathan Jones

20, May, 2022 @2:35 PM

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Glyn Philpot review – a master portraitist’s secret gay passion
Bright young things, acrobats, party people and portraits of young Black men populate this rewarding and complex show of work by a rediscovered British artist of the 1920s and 30s

Hettie Judah

16, May, 2022 @11:55 AM

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Rare Joseph Wright of Derby self-portrait donated to local museum
Depiction of 18th-century painter, famous as master of light and shadow, acquired in lieu of inheritance tax

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

16, May, 2022 @10:30 AM

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Percy Allum obituary
Academic whose bold analysis of Neapolitan politics and the Camorra sent shock waves through the city

John Foot

13, May, 2022 @4:04 PM

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Sotheby’s debut of Robbie Williams’ art puts Sharon and Trish on show
Paintings produced in collaboration with Ed Godrich are titled with ‘names that define the 1980s’

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

13, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The Warhol of bird painting – Vic Reeves, AKA Jim Moir, and his uncanny avians
The artist and comedian is a keen birdwatcher – and it shows in these intense, meticulously detailed portraits that are both funny and full of pop art twists

Jonathan Jones

12, May, 2022 @12:22 PM

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‘Absolutely enthralling’: why Matisse’s Red Studio still packs a punch
From a little-known painting to the artist’s most celebrated, the ‘creative courage’ of a game-changing piece of art is being celebrated in a new exhibition

Lisa Wong Macabasco

10, May, 2022 @5:36 AM

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Fake views of Shot Tower in Constable’s painting of Waterloo Bridge | Letter
Letters: Nick Rampley on the anachronistic appearance of a former South Bank landmark in the artist’s 1817 Thames skyline

Letters

06, May, 2022 @4:48 PM

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Gallery-goers take a twisted trip and history’s visionaries set sail – the week in art
Ceramics smash against abstract art, a trans painter tells her story and crop circles get a late reappraisal – all in your weekly dispatch

Jonathan Jones

06, May, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Radical Landscapes review – ‘Is loving green fields really wicked?’
It has some fabulous works, from a canal by Constable to a gnarled old tree by Tacita Dean, but this show’s radical v conservative thesis gets caught in the brambles – and the climate section is catastrophic

Jonathan Jones

06, May, 2022 @7:00 AM

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