Arts and Entertainment Peri Cochin, organiser of the raffle 'One Picasso for 100 Euros', stands in front of the goauche 'L'Homme au Gibus, 1914' (Man with Opera Hat) by painter Pablo Picasso

Man in the Opera Hat will be used to raise money to protect the ancient Lebanese city of Tyre

THE GUILLOTINE: No 29: GERTRUDE STEIN

As a writer who has already been written off, Gertrude Stein may appear too easy a target. Even in her own lifetime she was a figure of fun, with her Spencer Tracy hairdo and comfily mannish build, and her cause was scarcely helped by the fact that her own high opinion of her genius was widely unshared - except, of course, by her devoted companion, Alice B Toklas.

Racing: Punters' Guide - Alegria looks so useful for Eustace

Simon Holt of Channel 4 Racing analyses today's William Hill Trophy at York

Racing: Case is clear for Fantastic Light

PUNTERS' GUIDE: HYPERION'S TV TIPS

Books: Beautiful dreamers

Euan Cameron meets golden Americans who came to grief

Visual Arts: The project: to reconstruct the lost works of a dead and u njustly neglected artist. The result: a case of misattribution or just mistaken identity?

Mondrian, you might well think, looking at the image at the top left of this page. It looks like a Mondrian. But it isn't. And in a way, writes Tom Lubbock, it couldn't be, because it does something that Mondrian never does.

Letter: Mondrian's genius was not achieved alone

Sir: I read with interest the review of the Mondrian exhibition at the Tate Gallery ("Designs for living", 29 July) and I felt the article gave the misleading impression that Mondrian developed his style of work alone. It is my impression that this belief was started by his disciple and publicist, Harry Holtzman, in order to increase the market value of his work.

Designs for living

Did the development of Mondrian's art from strict naturalism to pure abstraction really follow the same taut lines and clear patterns as his later style? Well, yes, says Tom Lubbock, but only if you see things his way

Visual Arts: L'homme a la mode State of the art edge

Fernand Leger embraced modernity, with all its machine-made, precision- cut smoothness - which is precisely what makes his art too good to believe.

Hunt goes on for thief who stole Picasso at gunpoint

The hunt continued yesterday for the armed robber, described by police as "audacious and dangerous", who stole a pounds 600,000 Picasso painting from a central London gallery.

Portrait of the artist as an old dog

Sylvester Stallone's 'Daylight' is a disaster movie, but it's not nearly as disastrous as Merchant-Ivory's 'Surviving Picasso'; CINEMA

Letter: Mailer goes after the bigger picture

Having read Norman Mailer's book on Picasso, Marc Jordan has preferred, it seems, not to review it ("Cubism with the Lights Out", Review, 24 November).

Gleaming, naked and nasty; books

Andrew Marr compares two approaches to the century's greatest artist

Pablo Picasso the pussycat

Pablo Picasso, one the great artistic geniuses of the century who is now under frequent attack as a woman-hater, has been defended in a striking and unexpected new biography which reveals that he was jilted at least twice.

Second skin

'Abstract pictures with the body' is how photographer Francis Giacobetti describes the contours of his models - two French contortionists whom he bent and shaped to his will 'like the curve of the planet'. The costumes, inspired by sunbursts, Dalmatian spots and Mondrian geometry, are for swimming and dancing - but that's almost incidental
Latest stories from i100
SPONSORED FEATURES
Career Services

Day In a Page

A
Independent Travel
Pompeii, Capri & the Bay of Naples
Seven Cities of Italy
Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence
Prague, Budapest and Vienna
Lake Garda
Minoan Crete and Santorini
Prices correct as of 15 May 2015
War with Isis: Is Turkey's buffer zone in Syria a matter of self-defence – or just anti-Kurd?

Turkey's buffer zone in Syria: self-defence – or just anti-Kurd?

Ankara accused of exacerbating racial division by allowing Turkmen minority to cross the border
Doris Lessing: Acclaimed novelist was kept under MI5 observation for 18 years, newly released papers show

'A subversive brothel keeper and Communist'

Acclaimed novelist Doris Lessing was kept under MI5 observation for 18 years, newly released papers show
Big Blue Live: BBC's Springwatch offshoot swaps back gardens for California's Monterey Bay

BBC heads to the Californian coast

The Big Blue Live crew is preparing for the first of three episodes on Sunday night, filming from boats, planes and an aquarium studio
Austin Bidwell: The Victorian fraudster who shook the Bank of England with the most daring forgery the world had known

Victorian fraudster who shook the Bank of England

Conman Austin Bidwell. was a heartless cad who carried out the most daring forgery the world had known
Car hacking scandal: Security designed to stop thieves hot-wiring almost every modern motor has been cracked

Car hacking scandal

Security designed to stop thieves hot-wiring almost every modern motor has been cracked
10 best placemats

Take your seat: 10 best placemats

Protect your table and dine in style with a bold new accessory
Ashes 2015: Alastair Cook not the only one to be caught in The Oval mindwarp

Cook not the only one to be caught in The Oval mindwarp

Aussie skipper Michael Clarke was lured into believing that what we witnessed at Edgbaston and Trent Bridge would continue in London, says Kevin Garside
Can Rafael Benitez get the best out of Gareth Bale at Real Madrid?

Can Benitez get the best out of Bale?

Back at the club he watched as a boy, the pressure is on Benitez to find a winning blend from Real's multiple talents. As La Liga begins, Pete Jenson asks if it will be enough to stop Barcelona
Athletics World Championships 2015: Beijing witnesses new stage in the Jessica Ennis-Hill and Katarina Johnson-Thompson heptathlon rivalry

Beijing witnesses new stage in the Jess and Kat rivalry

The last time the two British heptathletes competed, Ennis-Hill was on the way to Olympic gold and Johnson-Thompson was just a promising teenager. But a lot has happened in the following three years
Jeremy Corbyn: Joining a shrewd operator desperate for power as he visits the North East

Jeremy Corbyn interview: A shrewd operator desperate for power

His radical anti-austerity agenda has caught the imagination of the left and politically disaffected and set a staid Labour leadership election alight
Isis executes Palmyra antiquities chief: Defender of ancient city's past was killed for protecting its future

Isis executes Palmyra antiquities chief

Robert Fisk on the defender of the ancient city's past who was killed for protecting its future
Berlusconi's world of sleaze: The astonishing lifestyle once enjoyed by Italy's former PM

Berlusconi's world of sleaze

The astonishing lifestyle once enjoyed by Italy's former PM
Disney plans galactic domination with endless Star Wars spin-offs

Disney plans galactic domination with endless Star Wars spin-offs

Films and theme parks are just the beginning. Disney believes its control of the now decades-old franchise can bring in merchandise and marketing millions for years to come
Could the golden age of the gaming arcade ever be revived in the era of the Xbox?

Could gaming arcades be revived?

The days when coin-ops were the only way to play the latest video games are gone. But a small band of enthusiasts are keeping the button-pushing dream alive
Edinburgh Fringe 2015: The 'tampon tax' has inspired a new wave of female comedians to reclaim period jokes

Heard the one about menstruation?

Yes, if you have been at the Fringe, where period pieces are taking centre stage