The Big Six: from outdoor Jacuzzis and inky interiors to views of the Eiffel Tower
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Thursday 02 February 2012
Sensational find in Madrid's Prado museum rewrites the history of art
Saturday 14 January 2012
A pay deal signed during the reign of Louis XIV has led to indefinite strike at famed Comédie Française
Saturday 20 August 2011
Art experts have criticised plans by the National Gallery to move a fragile drawing by Leonardo da Vinci after it emerged that the institution's own conservators have warned that the work will never be fit to travel.
Saturday 09 July 2011
Wednesday 06 July 2011
The American artist Cy Twombly, whose elegant and evocative swirls, splodges and scribbles made him one of the great figures of modern art, died of cancer in Italy yesterday, aged 83.
Saturday 02 July 2011
After missing the cut at the French Open yesterday, Bubba Watson said he wanted to leave the country "as quickly as possible".
Friday 01 July 2011
The standout here is the ineffably lovely Être et Avoir, Philibert's documentary which charts the infinitely patient Monsieur Georges Lopez's final year of teaching in a village primary school in the Auvergne region.
Friday 01 July 2011
Christiane Desroches Noblecourt, who died on 23 June aged 97, was a pioneering Egyptologist who prodded General Gamal Abdel Nasser to help salvage Nubian antiquities.
Monday 06 June 2011
A year after their mysterious disappearance, the "love-locks" of Paris are back on the city's bridges, more plentiful and vibrant than ever despite lingering suspicions that unromantic officials from City Hall may again swoop with their wire cutters and remove the tokens of couples' love.
Friday 08 April 2011
Iran has declared a cultural war with one of the world's largest museums, the Louvre in Paris, which it accuses of reneging on a promise to send part of its collection of ancient Persian artefacts to an exhibition in Tehran.
Friday 17 December 2010
As a picture book, this "history of a Western idea" would make a great Christmas present.
Monday 15 November 2010
Friday 01 October 2010
There are worlds that exist outside our planetary system. We may never see them... unless they see us first. And there are other exotic constructions that are the creations of those gifted minds who write sci-fi novels. The photomontages of one young British photographer, Tom Leighton, fall into the latter set.
Sunday 18 July 2010
Liberated from Esterhazy by his patron's death, Haydn arrived in England in 1791 to a hero's welcome.
Wednesday 14 July 2010
It's easy to pick a fight with the Royal and Ancient blazers. So here goes. As crimes of grand designs go, moving the 17th tee at the Old Course back 40 yards has been greeted by some players at the Open as seriously as if a graffiti artist had snuck into the Louvre and scribbled a moustache on the Mona Lisa.
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