Picasso, Miró, Dalí: The Birth of Modernity, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence <br/> Picasso in Paris, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Picasso was a magnet to younger artists, but some stories of meeting the master in Paris may be as inventive as the paintings of his accolytes

The Netherlands: when the deal is this good, why are you still at home?

With bargain courses taught in English, Steve McCormack thinks students should be flocking to the Netherlands

Digital Digest: 07/03/2011

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Leading article: Not fade away

Perhaps it tells us something about the difference between art and science. Scientists have discovered that a bright yellow pigment used by Vincent Van Gogh in some of his most famous paintings turns brown in sunlight. They are trying to work out why as the first step in reversing the process.

Why Van Gogh is entering his brown period

Paints in the artist's most famous works are losing their lustre, writes Steve Connor

Gauguin painting could sell for £10m

A work by French artist Paul Gauguin painted in tribute to his friend Vincent Van Gogh could fetch £10 million at auction next month.

12 world famous paintings to go on show in Dulwich

It's being billed as the "advent calendar of your dreams". Twelve of the most famous paintings in the world are to be transported to South London next year. The occasion? The 200th anniversary of Dulwich Picture Gallery.

Making it and faking it: Copies, homages, pastiches

They say imitation is the greatest form of flattery. Which is why a new exhibition in London has decided to exhibit a selection of copies, homages and pastiches of art ‘masterpieces’, in a bid to explore the motivation.

Last Night's TV: What the Green Movement Got Wrong/Channel 4<br />Ego: The Strange and Wonderful World of Self-Portraits/BBC4

There's almost nothing so delicious on the small screen as a hippy eating humble pie; except maybe a whole parade of them, exhibited over an hour, and packed into a documentary prosecuting the intellectual crimes of a pressure group who claim to speak for the zeitgeist. I don't know if whoever was behind the treatment for What the Green Movement Got Wrong is freelance or on the staff at Darlow Smithson, the production company, but if he or she is the former, there's a memo that urgently needs sending from the executive suite this morning, with annual contract attached.

Stunning visuals: Redstone Diary 2011

The ever popular Redstone Diary returns with the 2011 version which takes ‘The Artist's World’ as it's theme. This edition follows on from the successful Russian Diary.

Gauguin: Maker of Myth, Tate Modern, London

Tahiti was only part of the painter&rsquo;s colourful story

Van Gogh theft was 'inside job'

The theft of a $50m (£30m) Vincent van Gogh painting from an Egyptian museum last month was an inside job, a minister claims.

Gauguin uncovered

An insatiable desire to get to the man behind the paintings has taken the gloss off Tate Modern's new blockbuster, says Michael Glover

A Face to the World, By Laura Cumming

"There has never been much money or glory in it" - but the self-portrait comes from, and speaks to, a level of inwardness that no other genre can attain.

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Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

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Want to change the world? Just sign here

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'You need me, I don’t need you'

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Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

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Moyes’ show of sensitivity thrown back in his face... by Ferguson

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Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

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British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

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Ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities - not London, or Edinburgh, but Salisbury

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