The Madox Brown angels who went missing for a century

The work was completed in 1847 on the artist's return to London after a stay in Rome and the death of his first wife

Find the fizz in France: Sample the delights of the Aube region of Champagne

Once marginalised for selling its grapes too cheaply, the region is sparkling once again.

Preview: Julia Francese's new exhibition

A painter living a double life exhibits her artistic flair next week. Julia Francese, a London policewoman, questions how society judges the value of art, in her culturally poignant collection.

Preview: High Watermark

Britain's most eminent watercolour artists come together in an exhibition due to be unveiled at Mall Galleries London.

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On the eve of the Edinburgh Book Festival, its polymath star refuses to dwell on his back catalogue. Yet Alasdair Gray remains a decidedly retro literary hero. Anna Burnside meets him

Make the most of summer on the Solway Coast

This scenic stretch, dubbed the Scottish Riviera, is neglected by British tourists. Rhiannon Batten finds out what they're missing

Andy Warhol goes to work on an egg

As a new Tate exhibition will show, the godfather of Pop Art underwent a radical change of direction late in life. Andrew McCorkell reports

Sophie Heawood: Yoko is entitled to live on her cloud of whimsy

'Grapefruit is a hybrid of lemon and orange. Snow is a hybrid of wish and lament."

Howard Jacobson: The best fiction doesn't need a label

Much educated discussion at the moment about the composition of this year's Man Booker longlist.

Philip Hensher: A different class of literature

The week in culture

Medical Muses: Hysteria in Nineteenth Century Paris, By Asti Hustvedt

Blanche Wittmann, Augustine Gleizes and Geneviève Legrand were celebrated faces in 1870s Paris. They were photogenic, undressed on queue and never failed to give the kind of mesmerising stage performances that had the French public queuing in droves.

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Starring: Elle Fanning, Kyle Chandler, Amanda Michalka

Matisse: Radical Invention 1913-1917, By Stephanie d'Allessandro & John Elderfield

It's not cheap but the catalogue for last year's big Matisse show in Chicago and New York is revelatory about the most productive period of the 20th century's other artistic colossus.

John Hoyland: Artist whose vibrant, vivid style made him one of Britain's greatest abstractionists

John Hoyland was one of the great British exponents of abstract painting. His work, much of it on a large scale, is remarkable for its bold useof colour and, in recent years, its three-dimensional quality, through the use of thickly-layered and textured acrylic paint.

Wyeths: Three generations of American art - picture preview

An exhibition of work by three generations of America's famous artist family, the Wyeths, opens at a gallery in Paris later this year.

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