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Paula Becker and Otto Modersohn: Art and Life

A tender testament to the relationship of two artists, whose lives and work are inextricably linked, bringing to life the moor landscapes of northern Germany

Otto and Paula Modersohn sitting in the garden on the bench, c1904. Photo: © Paula-Modersohn-Becker-Stiftung.
Ivory plaque of a lioness mauling a man. Ivory, gold, cornelian, lapis lazuli, Nimrud, 900BC – 700BC. © The Trustees of the British Museum.
I am Ashurbanipal tells the story of an educated Assyrian king with a brutal streak.
Pepe López. Photo: Thierry Bal.
The Venezuelan artist recounts packing a life into a suitcase, the potency of objects in evoking the past, and the will to overcome loss through transformation.
Edward Burne-Jones. The Garden Court, 1874-84. Oil on canvas, 125 x 231 cm. The Faringdon Collection Trust.
Burne-Jones may not appeal to the contemporary art world, but Tate Britain’s survey proves there’s more to the pre-Raphaelite master than Arthurian escapism.
Anna Boghiguian talking to Studio International at the opening of Artes Mundi 8, National Museum Cardiff, 25 October 2018. Photo: Martin Kennedy.
Anna Boghiguian talks about her travels and research for A Meteor Fell from the Sky, the founding of India’s first steel business, Tata Steel, and how this material is currently being manipulated by assorted superpowers to influence global economies and politics.
Rainer Fetting, Prophet at the Sea of Galilee, 2007. Oil on canvas, 210 x 160 cm. Photo: Kerstin Müller, Ute Oedekoven.
Revisiting a seminal exhibition from nearly four decades ago, curator Norman Rosenthal presents 15 painters who have stood the test of time and who evidence the continuing relevance of painting as an artistic medium.
Magdalena Abakanowicz. Photo © Magdalena Abakanowicz Studio Archive.
Magdalena Mielnicka, an expert on Abakanowicz, talks about the irrepressible Polish artist’s extraordinary life and her uncanny sculptures, currently on show at Stara Kopalnia Science and Art Centre, Wałbrzych.
Suspension: A History of Abstract Hanging Sculpture, 1918-2018, installation view, Palais d’Iéna. Courtesy of Olivier Malingue Ltd. Photo: Benoît Fougeirol.
From Duchamp’s Travelling Sculpture to a tiny work by Ruth Asawa, Suspension proposes a new category within the story of modern sculpture.
Pierre Le-Tan, Hommage à Christian Bérard c1930-40. Mixed media, including Christian Bérard's identity card, and a contact print by Jacques-Henri Lartigue, 26 x 19.8 x 5.7cm. © Pierre Le-Tan. Image courtesy of Tristan Hoare Gallery.
The French artist and illustrator explains his love of collecting, his collaboration with Patrick Modiano and why he stopped working for magazines.
Franz West, Rrose/Drama, 2001. Aluminium and car-body paint, 210 × 540 × 240 cm. Telenor Art Collection. Photo © DR / All rights reserved .
From his diminutive drawings to his large Pepto-Bismol pink sculptures, Franz West's world will leave you feeling slightly scrambled, but wholly absorbed.
Doris Salcedo, Palimpsest, 2013−17. Installation view, White Cube, Bermondsey, 2018. © the artist. Photo © White Cube.
The White Cube presents two of Doris Salcedo’s works, each exploring loss and the fragility of life with the artist’s signature flair.
Andy Warhol. 129 Die in Jet! 1962. Acrylic and pencil on canvas, 100 x 72 in (254 x 182.9 cm). Installation view, photo: Jill Spalding.
The Whitney’s pantheon exhibition, of close to 300 works, sidelines Andy, the pop artist marketed on posters and mugs, to reveal Warhol, the visionary become meme with a signature vocabulary that still colours the culture.
Andreas Lolis. Untitled, 2018. © PanosKokkinias, Courtesy NEON.
Lolis talks about why he uses marble to sculpt bin bags, wooden crates and other mundane items, in reference to homelessness, the refugee crisis and Greece’s changing society.
Artes Mundi 8, National Museum Cardiff, 2018. Photo: Polly Thomas.
The artists shortlisted for Artes Mundi 8 aim to stir our consciences on everything from abuse of the Earth’s resources to the creep of surveillance and the steel industry’s impact. We talk to two of them, Anna Boghiguian and Otobong Nkanga, about their work.
Otobong Nkanga talking to Studio International at the opening of Artes Mundi 8, National Museum Cardiff, 25 October 2018. Photo: Martin Kennedy.
Otobong Nkanga talks about her inspirations for the works on show at Artes Mundi 8, and her enduring preoccupations with the reciprocity or interconnectedness of emotion and action around the world.
Anonymous. Airship Count Zeppelin landing at the Aspern Airfield near Vienna, 1931. Black-and-white photograph, 23 x 17 cm. © Austrian Archives / Imagno / picturedesk.com.
Vienna’s museum of modern art presents a photographic journey through the past 100 years of Austrian history that reveals how images can change the way we remember events and eras.
Henrike Naumann. Photo: Inga Selch.
Naumann’s careful recreations of 1990s living spaces explore how sudden social and economic change led to the rise of the far right in Germany and Austria.
Tamara de Lempicka, Les deux amies, 1923. Installation view, Modern Couples: Art, Intimacy and the Avant-garde, Barbican Art Gallery, 10 October 2018 – 27 January 2019. © John Phillips / Getty Images.
Modern Couples attempts to retell the story of the modernist avant-garde through creative relationships. But is its intellectual impact marred by its massive scale?.
Phoebe Unwin. Almost Transparent Pink, 2018. Oil on canvas, 51 x 41 cm. © the artist. Courtesy Amanda Wilkinson Gallery, London.
Unwin describes the role of memory in the 10 oil paintings of this solo show and explains why she resists being aligned with any specific group or movement.
Billy Apple speaking to Studio International at The Mayor Gallery, London 2018. Photo: Martin Kennedy.
Billy Apple is not just an artist – he’s a trademarked brand. He talks about exchanging his art for a knee operation and his new exhibition at the Mayor Gallery, London.
Stephen Farthing. Photo: Dan Stevens.
Farthing explains how his Miracle paintings, now on show at Salisbury Cathedral, came from a conversation he had with a Coptic priest in Cairo.
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