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


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.

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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
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