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This Golden Age silk-weaver's workshop has been refashioned into a stylish guesthouse, says Sarah Gilbert
The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam has reopened after a seven-month renovation.
Antoni Tàpies was recovering from a lung infection in a mountain sanatorium during his late teens when he began reading the fiction and philosophy that would shape his later oeuvre. The year was 1942.
Museum finds secret work - on canvas it thought was worthless
Antoni Tapies was the most important Catalan artist of the 20th century. He was a self-taught painter and sculptor, his later works instantly recognisable for their stark contrasts of colour, incorporation of found materials and widespread use of written language and geometric symbols.
Baltimore Museum of Art
It's not as odd as it sounds – the deprived south London area is rebranding itself as the capital's contemporary art hub, much like the Parisian district during the 19th and 20th centuries
With bargain courses taught in English, Steve McCormack thinks students should be flocking to the Netherlands
Paints in the artist's most famous works are losing their lustre, writes Steve Connor
A work by French artist Paul Gauguin painted in tribute to his friend Vincent Van Gogh could fetch £10 million at auction next month.
Tahiti was only part of the painter’s colourful story
An insatiable desire to get to the man behind the paintings has taken the gloss off Tate Modern's new blockbuster, says Michael Glover
None of the alarms and only seven out of 43 surveillance cameras were working at a Cairo museum where a Vincent van Gogh painting was stolen, Egypt's top prosecutor said yesterday.