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Hockney donates biggest painting to Tate

David Hockney urged his creative colleagues to give generously to Britain's museums and galleries yesterday as he donated his largest-ever painting to the Tate, describing it as an artist's "duty" to give back to public institutions.

More women are needed in top-ranking arts posts, says Culture minister

Britain's creative industries are lagging behind other sectors in the fight for gender equality with leading arts institutions suffering from a dearth of women in high-ranking positions, the Culture minister Margaret Hodge has warned.

You write the reviews: Modern Painters - The Camden Town Group, Tate Britain,London

In the period 1911-1913, a group of British artists regularly met in Camden Town, north London, and established themselves as the vanguard of early-20th-century British art. The painters, including Walter Sickert, Harold Gilman, Charles Ginner and Spencer Gore, depicted London life in a style influenced by French Impressionism and other Modernist styles.

Artist behind 1990s boom 'commits suicide'

Angus Fairhurst, the precocious talent who helped kickstart the 1990s "Young British Artists" movement has been hailed as a "great artist and a great friend" by Damien Hirst, following his death at the age of 41.

'Magnificent' artist Fairhurst mourned

Tributes have been paid to Angus Fairhurst, one of the original Young British Artists who came to prominence in the 1990s, who has apparently committed suicide at the age of 41.

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The stark, white statues of neo-classicism might seem frigid and unyielding from a distance. But look a little closer at Tate Britain's latest show and the figures come alive, says Tom Lubbock

Caro gets his heads together for show of figurative genius

Sir Anthony Caro is best-known as the man who took sculpture off the plinth and inspired a generation of abstract sculptors.

Why for Giacometti, small is beautiful

After all the blockbuster shows, Tom Lubbock finds a petite but well chosen Giacometti exhibition something of a relief

Pupils 'to take oath of allegiance' in drive to boost national pride

A new bank holiday celebrating Britishness should be created and school pupils encouraged to swear allegiance to the country in an effort to combat a slide in national pride, Gordon Brown has been advised.

Teenagers face citizenship ceremonies

Wide-ranging recommendations to strengthen the significance of British citizenship will be published today.

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