Art Stories

What Millais thought of Beatrix Potter

On the 151st anniversary of her birth, we look back at Potter's art and the admiration it drew from one Pre-Raphaelite What Millais thought of Beatrix Potter

JR gives Cara Delevingne a late-night French rooftop tour

The artist and activist joined the movie star high above the streets following her movie’s French premier JR gives Cara Delevingne a late-night French rooftop tour

Have you seen Elizabeth Peyton’s portrait of Angela Merkel?

The US artist has painted a tender picture of the German Chancellor for a profile in the August edition of Vogue Have you seen Elizabeth Peyton’s portrait of Angela Merkel?

The English paintings that inspired Stanley Kubrick

On the 89th anniversary of the director’s birth, we look at how eighteenth-century art found its way into his work The English paintings that inspired Stanley Kubrick

Did Alice Cooper’s ghoulish live show help him snag a Warhol?

The US shock rocker’s electric chair routine may have prompted his girlfriend to buy a print from Andy for just $2.5k Did Alice Cooper’s ghoulish live show help him snag a Warhol?

5 art inspired chess sets on International Chess Day

From Memphis to the Bauhaus, here’s how the modern and contemporary art world has reworked the game 5 art inspired chess sets on International Chess Day

Have you seen the art of Evelyn Waugh?

New show draws together wide array of the novelist’s little-known, surprisingly expressive and funny visual works Have you seen the art of Evelyn Waugh?

What will art look like in the age of AI?

A new show wonders what life and art might be like when mankind takes its anticipated big leap forward What will art look like in the age of AI?

When Georg Baselitz painted his Heroes

A new exhibition looks at how the artist reinvented German painting to suit a post-war perspective When Georg Baselitz painted his Heroes

A Movement in a Moment: Precisionism

How photography, the Ford Motor Company and Cubism shaped America’s first truly modern art movement A Movement in a Moment: Precisionism

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