Art Stories

Astonishing Animals – The Siamese Fighting Fish

Decades of selective breeding has enabled East Asian animal lovers to create this beautiful but rather violent pet Astonishing Animals – The Siamese Fighting Fish

"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 "What is the size of ‘we’?" – Olafur Eliasson on public art, building bridges, and his Experience of togetherness

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 Lucian Freud Slices of Life - The Latter Years

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 Lucian Freud Slices of Life - The Middle Years

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 Lucian Freud Slices of Life - The Early Years

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 What is it with Sarah Lucas and eggs?

Astonishing Animals – The Male Diving Beetle

The microscopic intricacy of this insect’s foot belies a deeply sinister mating habit Astonishing Animals – The Male Diving Beetle

'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 'Street dance is crucial' – Olafur Eliasson on Harlem Gun Crew, his teenage years and the Experience of space

Astonishing Animals – The Spoonworm

These six different images depict one obscure marine animal, captured by one dedicated photographer Astonishing Animals – The Spoonworm

The surprisingly sacred origins of German pretzels

Read how old prayer traditions found their way into popular baked goods, according to The German Cookbook The surprisingly sacred origins of German pretzels

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