Napoleon invades Melbourne
Should you attend only one art gallery event this year, make it this one; should you attend only two, go twice.
This is not an article
The surrealist painter Henri Magritte anticipated our immersion in the unreal world of the internet.
The unaccountable popularity of “The Scream”
Edward Munch's picture of a tortured soul has become the second most famous image in the world, but why?
Bankrolling beauty: the money men of the 15th century
With one eye on the next life, the Medici used their wealth to fund timeless works of art.
Captain America: The First Avenger
The latest instalment in Hollywood's obsession with Marvel Comics is trash, but, thankfully, rollicking good fun trash.
Conversation, an elusive ideal
An invitation to a big, sustained conversation about art.
The atheist and his art
Hobart, the capital of the clean and green state of Tasmania, is an unlikely place for a temple of atheist art.
Why my 50,000 videogames are the art form of the future
Far from endangering the soul, immersion in the world of avatars can give us a glimpse of lost innocence.
Attacking the Bible: an artist’s false bravado
A Scottish art gallery attacks the Bible, goes easy on the Koran. Should we be surprised?
The sublime message of Christmas
The central idea of Christmas -- that God became man -- has had an enormous impact upon Western art.