How The French Revolution influenced the painting of heroes

EH Gombrich explains the work of Jacques-Louis David - ‘official artist’ of Revolutionary France How The French Revolution influenced the painting of heroes

Barber and Osgerby revisit Ronchamp

We love these shots of Le Corb's Notre Dame du Haut, Ronchamp, taken by the British design duo Barber and Osgerby revisit Ronchamp

What Robert Mapplethorpe's mother called Patti Smith

A touching new interview with the artist's sister sheds light on the photographer's suburban family beginnings What Robert Mapplethorpe's mother called Patti Smith

Meet the artist brightening up NYC's hottest restaurants

Lucas Beaufort might be better known in the skater community but he's also turning NYC diners' heads Meet the artist brightening up NYC's hottest restaurants

The sad story behind Modigliani's portrayal of lust

Born on this day 12 July, in 1884 and among the most highly valued artists today he lived a short, wild life in poverty The sad story behind Modigliani's portrayal of lust

How Britain changed Breuer (and his Bauhaus buddies)

You might have seen the Blue Plaque go up in London. But did you know how the capital changed Breuer's designs? How Britain changed Breuer (and his Bauhaus buddies)

Yayoi Kusama is painting again

Look out for flowers and phallic shapes when the artist shows her new work (and some old) this autumn Yayoi Kusama is painting again

The Thai comfort food we're all drawing comfort from

Celebrate the Thai cave rescue with a bowl of pad kra pao - the basil-based dish all the boys have been craving The Thai comfort food we're all drawing comfort from

Why Whistler sued Ruskin for libel

On Whistler's birthday, the story of the paintings that became the subject of a court case which bankrupted him Why Whistler sued Ruskin for libel

What Aldo Rossi gave to Grafton

How the brilliant Irish practice draw from one of the greats of yesteryear when creating buildings for the future What Aldo Rossi gave to Grafton

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