Art

Boris Mikailovich Kustodiev, Bolshevik, 1920, oil on canvas, 101 x 140.5cm, Stat
A year for the Russians or the Americans, 2017, but with other star players to add to the mix. Read John Evans's preview of the best in gallery art this year.
Ishbel McWhirter
A 90th birthday retrospective exhibition of artist Ishbel McWhirter’s work includes a portrait of none other than Gerald Isaaman dating from 1982...
Arthur Streeton,  The National Game, 1889,  oil on cardboard, 11.8 x 22.9cm
Inspiration for the show came as a result of the National receiving a long-term loan of Arthur Streeton’s Blue Pacific, the first painting by an Australian artist to be displayed at the National Gallery.
 © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, New York
Tate Modern director Frances Morris notes that without this artist Tracey Emin “could not have unmade her bed”. She was speaking about the legacy of Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) and one of the artworks which features in a first major posthumous retrospective, which opened this week.
Paul Nash, The Menin Road, 1918, oil on canvas, 828 x 3175mm, Imperial War Museu
Simply put “one of our great war artists” but in Paul Nash, as the curator of the Tate Britain retrospective suggests, we also have “one of the leading figures in British surrealism”.
James Ensor,  The Skeleton Painter, 1896,  oil on panel, 37.3 x 45.3cm
The first major show of work by James Ensor - the Belgian modernist - is being shown in the UK for the first time in 20 years, and it's being curated by his fellow countryman Luc Tuymans.
 Factory to Palace | Paul Housley, until December 23, is at Sid Motion Gallery,
Housley’s latest solo show is now showing at Sid Motion, the new independent gallery in King’s Cross. Until Dec' 23.
Laura Beaumont’s Insects
Tiny plastic figures play out scenes in the guts of carved-out antique books in Laura Beaumont’s...
 The Sentinel by Haidee-Jo Summers
The annual exhibition, which opens at Mall Galleries next week, gives visitors the opportunity to...
Retracing the Anglo Indian artist Lancelot Ribeiro. Untitled (Townscape) 1964
Some £98,400 Heritage Lottery Fund money has been awarded for a project to look at the cultural and...
Robert Therrien: Works 1975-1995
Robert Therrien’s earlier works interact with some of the vital art movements of the late 20th...
Caravaggio, Saint John the Baptist in the Wilderness
In Beyond Caravaggio, Letizia Treves has brought together 49 paintings, most from British and Irish...
The EY Exhibition: Wifredo Lam retrospective at the Tate Modern
Born in Sagua la Grande, Cuba, Lam studied art in Havana from 1918 to 1923 and won a scholarship to...
CARLEY CORNELISSEN Unsuccessful Camo #1
Carley Cornelissen - work on show as part of Curious Duke's Curious Christmas
Primordial Soup at James Freeman Gallery
You might assume that instinct is an integral part of any creative act, and yet, James Freeman felt...
The ‘Cally Cyclegs’ bike stands in Caledonian Road that are available for cyclis
Stands, known as The Cally Cyclegs, were commissioned by Islington Council and TfL as part of a...
John Evans reports on a unique major exhibition of work by the American modernis
John Evans reports on a unique major exhibition of work by the American modernist Georgia O’Keeffe
Georgiana Houghton: Spirit Drawings is at The Courtauld Gallery
Abstract paintings produced by Houghton (1814-1884) could belong to the 1960s rather than 100 years...
Painters’ Paintings: From Freud to Van Dyck
Painters’ Paintings: From Freud to Van Dyck is at the National Gallery, writes John Evans.
Left: Hampstead Heath; Right: Helen Allingham: Self portrait 1885
Gerald Isaaman previews a major exhibition of the life and work of the Victorian artist Helen...