When Steve McCurry shot the Indian monsoon

A near fatal fall onto rocks, leeches crawling up his back and a wade through water with dead animals all around. On Indian Independence Day Steve McCurry recalls the 'masochism' of his first monsoon trip to India When Steve McCurry shot the Indian monsoon

In Praise of Paul Rand

On the anniversary of his birth take the opportunity to gem up on the undisputed godfather of graphic design In Praise of Paul Rand

Astonishing Animals – The Lion’s Mane Jellyfish

This beauty has 100 feet long tentacles with thousands of microscopic harpoons that inject a paralysing venom

Astonishing Animals – The Lion’s Mane Jellyfish

Why Freud wasn't afraid to paint himself

A fight with a taxi driver and a threat from his dentist were among the experiences that inspired his self-portraits Why Freud wasn't afraid to paint himself

Thomas Bayrle on Elvis, America and Jacques Tati

Bayrle has much in common with more critical artists, but don't overlook the joy and humour in his pictures Thomas Bayrle on Elvis, America and Jacques Tati

Andy's Athletes - Willie Shoemaker

The stories behind Warhol's encounters with sports stars of the Seventies - as pictured in our Catalogue Raisonné Andy's Athletes - Willie Shoemaker

Astonishing Animals – The Monarch of the Glen

New book Animal is a magnificent menagerie of imagery, documenting animals of all kinds throughout the ages Astonishing Animals – The Monarch of the Glen

Five Fabulously Fleshy Freuds

Lucian Freud depicted the body in ways never before seen or imagined - these are his greatest achievements Five Fabulously Fleshy Freuds

Zhang Xiaogang reflects on more disquieting memories

The Chinese artist draws on his personal recollections in a new exhibition of emotionally charged pictures Zhang Xiaogang reflects on more disquieting memories

Edmund de Waal brings the émigré experience to LA

The artist and writer’s forthcoming installation at the Schindler House in LA draws on its maker’s Viennese heritage Edmund de Waal brings the émigré experience to LA

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