Travel Water feature: a canal view

A hotel to inspire Wanders lust

Edvard Munch's masterpiece The Scream predicted to fetch £50m-plus at auction

A version of Edvard Munch's masterpiece The Scream is to go on display in London in April before being auctioned in New York the following month.

'Composition No 1, with Red' (1939) by Piet Mondrian

Kindred spirits in the frame

The friendship between Piet Mondrian and Ben Nicholson inspired masterly art as the Courtauld's small but perfectly formed show proves

Cézanne sale breaks world record

A painting by Paul Cézanne of two peasants playing cards has sold for a record price of £158.4 million.

Red Plastic 1961, Alberto Burri

Alberto Burri: Form and Matter, Estorick Collection, London

The Italian war medic turned artist Alberto Burri proves to be a neglected master and innovator in a show of power and beauty

JMW Turner's Banks of the Loire (1829), in the National Gallery's Turner Inspired: In the Light of Claude from March

Hockney and Turner take the scenic route

It's a good year for British landscapes, but Munch and Mondrian lead the Continental challenge

La Perla Negra: A tribute to Frida Kahlo

A major exhibition of paintings by Spanish artist Lita Cabellut in tribute to late Mexican artist Frida Kahlo opens at the Opera Gallery London today.

Richard Prince: An American in Paris

American artist Richard Prince has two exhibitions opening in Paris this week.



Mondrian / De Stijl, Centre Pompidou, Paris

This fascinating show charts Mondrian's journey from Dutch landscapes to abstract grids, and his obsession with geometry – and the colour green

The Featherstonehaughs Draw on the Sketchbooks of Egon Schiele, The Place, London

Egon Schiele's drawings can be unnerving. The Austrian expressionist's delicate lines give his subjects a spindly, neurotic energy. In The Featherstonehaughs Draw on the Sketchbooks of Egon Schiele, choreographer Lea Anderson manages to turn living dancers into the tense bodies of Schiele's pictures.

When We Are Married, Garrick Theatre, London

Thanks to Stephen Daldry's celebrated Expressionist version of An Inspector Calls we are, perhaps, in danger of looking a tad snootily on J B Priestley's simpler fare, such as this trusty repertoire staple.

Great Works: Running Man (circa 1932), Kasimir Malevich

Musee National d'Art Moderne, Paris

The Truth About Love, Royal Opera House, London

Four talented Jette Parker Young Artists, three song cycles, one very familiar canvas – life, love, loss. The devisor and director of this somewhat overcooked confection, Jose Dario Innella, subtitled it “Dramatic ruminations over Schumann, Britten, and Ebel song cycles” and therein lay the problem: too much rumination. Directed to within an inch of its life, the title – The Truth About Love - is drawn from the most familiar of Britten’s Cabaret Songs whose stanzas are scattered like discarded one-liners throughout the evening.

Schoenberg Gurrelieder, Philharmonia Orchestra/ Salonen, Royal Festival Hall

How fitting that the opening concert of Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Philharmonia series “City of Dreams: Vienna 1900-1935” should conclude with the mightiest wake-up call in all music.

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