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Great Art in the Great Outdoors

Sometimes it pays to think outside the white-walled box as our new book Destination Art shows
Published: Monday, 24 September 2018


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Astonishing Animals – The Siamese Fighting Fish
Decades of selective breeding has enabled East Asian animal lovers to create this beautiful but rather violent pet
Published: Monday, 24 September 2018
"What is the size of ‘we’?" – Olafur Eliasson on public art, building bridges, and his Experience of togetherness
Eliasson understands the limits of civic engagement, but says he is trying to push the envelope nevertheless
Published: Friday, 21 September 2018
Lucian Freud Slices of Life - The Latter Years
The passing years didn’t dim Freud’s ambition - in fact his talent, along with his canvas sizes, grew as he aged
Published: Thursday, 20 September 2018
Lucian Freud Slices of Life - The Middle Years
A friendly intervention by the Palace helped Freud and his family escape peril - half a century later he repaid the debt
Published: Thursday, 20 September 2018
Lucian Freud Slices of Life - The Early Years
The artist mixed with rogues and royals in his early London life and kept in touch with both during his gambling days
Published: Thursday, 20 September 2018
What is it with Sarah Lucas and eggs?
Volunteers just smashed 1,000 eggs at the artist’s request - our new book explains why she works with them
Published: Tuesday, 18 September 2018
Astonishing Animals – The Male Diving Beetle
The microscopic intricacy of this insect’s foot belies a deeply sinister mating habit
Published: Tuesday, 18 September 2018
'Street dance is crucial' – Olafur Eliasson on Harlem Gun Crew, his teenage years and the Experience of space
Eliasson doesn’t hide his early breakdancing achievements; instead he incorporates them into his artistic career
Published: Monday, 17 September 2018
Astonishing Animals – The Spoonworm
These six different images depict one obscure marine animal, captured by one dedicated photographer
Published: Friday, 14 September 2018
The surprisingly sacred origins of German pretzels
Read how old prayer traditions found their way into popular baked goods, according to The German Cookbook
Published: Friday, 14 September 2018
How Roald Dahl ended up with a Bacon Portrait of Freud
On Roald Dahl day, we take a closer look at the author’s love of these monumental British artists
Published: Thursday, 13 September 2018

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