To coincide with our exhibition of works by Helene Schjerfbeck, Sam Phillips returned to the places the Finnish artist called home, and along the way saw what Finland’s art scene had to offer.
To mark 100 years of the legendary art school, Sam Phillips follows its fortunes from Weimar, via Dessau, to the German capital.
Belgium’s leading contemporary painter, who curates the RA’s James Ensor exhibition, tells Sam Phillips why it is time to reassess Ensor’s art.
From Assyrian sculpture to a recreation of an artist’s atelier, the RA’s Charles Saumarez Smith and Sam Phillips pick their favourite things at this year’s Frieze fairs in London.
We know him as the doyen of dingy 1960s Soho. But a major exhibition in Monaco reveals the British painter in a more Mediterranean light, showing how he drew inspiration from the French Riviera. The editor of RA Magazine takes a visit.
As an alphabet of art opens in London to coincide with the Frieze art fairs, we give you the ABC guide to the top shows to see.
Fearless and uncompromising, Ai Weiwei’s art challenges cultural values, confronts injustices and pushes materials to their limit. Sam Phillips talks to the artist about his show at the RA, which he was not expecting to be able to attend.
From live art performances directed by Lu Kemp to James Turrell’s high intensity illuminations at Houghton Hall, we guide you through this week’s top shows.
From international photography event Photo London to a Magna Carta tapestry by Cornelia Parker RA, we guide you through the week’s top art events.
Art and architecture combine on a corner of London’s St James’s, where Stephen Cox RA has integrated sculpture into Eric Parry RA’s building. Sam Phillips reports.
From Sarah Lucas’s erotic sculptures at the Venice Biennale to Jeff Koons at Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, we guide you through the week’s top art events.
From Prunella Clough’s beautiful industrial landscapes at Osborne Samuel to Modigliani’s figures at the Estorick Collection.
From political art at Nottingham Contemporary to Ravilious’s engravings in Dulwich, here are five shows to see this week.
From Greek sculptures at the British Museum to Helena Almeida’s inhabited drawings.
From abstract paintings at the National Portrait Gallery to a British art sale at Sotheby’s.
In the latest in our series on turning points in artists’ careers, Chantal Joffe RA tells Sam Phillips about the impact two teachers had on her work.
From Impressionist paintings at The National Gallery to mixed media installations at Baltic.
From a kayak at The Barbican to sex shop objects at Transition Gallery.
From sublime salt prints at Tate Britain to textile sculptures at the Hayward Gallery.
From Peruvian Huacos and Japanese netsuke to the portraits of Marlene Dumas.
From haunting paintings at David Zwirner to an assemblage of ideas and images at Victoria Miro.
From Christian Marclay’s return to White Cube to progressive paintings by RA alumni.
Walk the RA Recommends tour or visit the one-stop-shop that is the London Art Fair.
From an abundance of abstraction across London to impressionistic cityscapes of New York.
As her husband’s health began to fail, painter Diana Armfield RA began to paint French and Italian scenes using sketches she had made during their travels.
Sam Phillips investigates the six degrees of separation between an Edinburgh garden and the influence of Pop art on Communist Russia.
From William Blake in Oxford to ‘the next big thing’ in Manchester.
From drawings of light at the Science Museum to animals under threat at the Old Sorting Office.
From Maggi Hambling’s expressive paintings of waves to a presentation of the photography of conflict at Tate Modern.
Rich in both material and meaning, the powerful paintings of the German artist reward repeated viewing. We take a deeper look at ‘Black Flakes’, one of the works in the show.
From Scandinavian scenes of nature and a 1980s take on Russian geometric shapes to prize-winning portrait photography.
From Post-Impressionist views of British Columbia to ground-breaking design from the RCA.
The country has until 28 November to donate, if the Blake Society is to transform his seaside cottage into a permanent home for the artist-poet.
Live art – a medium that grew out of opposition to the art market – now takes pride of place at this year’s Frieze London art fair.
RA Magazine’s Sam Phillips picks 20 of the best Frieze week openings and events.
From the Turner Prize shortlist at Tate Britain to the inaugural exhibition at White Rainbow Gallery, dedicated to Japanese art.
From C.R.W. Nevinson’s images of the First World War at Osborne Samuel London, to a new body of work from Kai Althoff at Michael Werner.
From fifteenth century China at the British Museum to Raqs Media Collective’s new exhibition at Frith Street Gallery.
A remarkable look into how a chance encounter in 1988 liberated the Academician’s painting practice.
Academicians from Antony Gormley to Bill Woodrow are on display in Sotheby’s annual sculpture show at Chatsworth House.
A quick look at some of the new titles which draw on the connection between art and the written word.
From two very different exhibitions at Hauser & Wirth to coastline prints by Norman Ackroyd RA at Mall Galleries.
Sam Phillips investigates the six degrees of separation between J.M.W. Turner RA and Hilla Becher’s architectural photography.
From an exhibition of the late works of JMW Turner RA at Tate Britain to 1930s fashion photography from Horst P. Horst.
From the beginnings of colour photography in Russia to the powerful and poetic portraits of artist Celia Paul.
From a survey of the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh at Glasgow’s Hunterian to the last days of shows from Sean Scully RA, Phyllida Barlow RA and more.
From marking the centenary of World War I at the Imperial War Museum to Salisbury Cathedral, where John Maine RA’s sculptures are set around the grounds.
The vibrant colours and traditional textiles of Mexico have weaved their way into the painter’s recent ‘Rebozo’ series.
From Dottori’s Futurist landscapes at the Estorick Collection to Raven Row, where dancers perform the pioneering works of Yvonne Rainer.
From a showcase of Mayfair galleries to the blurred lines of painting and photography by Gerhard Richter and Sigmar Polke.
From Quentin Blake’s whimsical illustrations to Matthew Barney’s surreal films.
Chair of the Friends Board of Trustees Denise Wilson talks to Sam Phillips about her role at the Academy.
From the NPG’s annual BP Portrait Award to Academician Fred Cuming’s serene seascapes.
Two shows shine a new light on the Dutch modern master’s work.
As students from the RA Schools prepare for their final show, what are their feelings about leaving after three intensive years of study? Some of them discuss the issues they face with Schools tutor Brian Griffiths and Phyllida Barlow RA, who has been involved in art education for 45 years.
From ‘the Picasso of India’ to Royal Academician Richard Wilson at the Whitstable Biennale.
From Lucian Freud’s superb collection of Frank Auerbach works to a survey of recent American abstract art.
Continuing our series on artists’ epiphanies, Sam Phillips visits the Welsh beach that transformed Setch’s art.
From everyday design to the painterly abstraction of Richard Smith’s works on paper.
Liam Scarlett’s contemporary ballet ‘Sweet Violets’ puts Walter Sickert RA’s fascination with murder centre stage.
From the latest Artangel commission to the history of British comics.
From experimental films to Turner’s seascapes, everything worth seeing in the world of art this week.
We visited the Valerie Snobeck exhibition at Simon Lee Gallery, where a new series of the American artist’s ‘peels’ are on display.
From the early works of Alan Davie RA to Pop-inspired sculpture, everything worth seeing in the world of art this week.
From Lorna Simpson’s photographic explorations of gender and race to hallucinogenic visions of deserts and streetscapes; everything worth seeing this week.
From the political cartoons of Abdul Raheem Yassir to Venetian Old Masters; everything worth seeing in the world of art this week.
From ‘60s performance art to scenes of everyday life in New York; everything worth seeing in the world of art this week.
Fragrance designer Jo Malone has a nose for architecture as well as scent, as we discovered on a visit Kengo Kuma’s aromatic installation in our ‘Sensing Spaces’ exhibition.
From the art of glass to theatrical environments: everything worth seeing this week.
From Seventies abstract art to a pop-up print shop in Mayfair: everything worth seeing this week.
From found objects to Neo-Gothic interiors: everything worth seeing this week.
From iconic sunflowers to architectural installations: everything worth seeing this week.
‘Hiker Meat’, Venice in Walthamstow and collage at the Whitechapel: everything worth seeing this week.
From 100 works on paper to Asian art in London: everything worth seeing this week.
From Tate Liverpool’s new Duveen commission to the World Press Photo Exhibition: everything worth seeing this week.
From photographic portraits to artists’ museums: everything worth seeing this week.
Sam Phillips meets Sean Scully RA in his Barcelona studio.
Everyday items become remarkable at the hands of one of the great 20th century still life artists.