With oodles of toilet paper and canned fish, it seems anyone can recreate an artistic masterpiece at home
Rakewell bids farewell to the co-creator of Asterix by taking a tour through his characters – and how their names have shifted in translation
After a solid run on University Challenge, the Courtauld team met its match in Jesus College, Oxford – and too many questions about art history
Some scenes of art appreciation that wouldn’t pass muster in stricter viewing conditions
Claims that the resting place of the legendary founder of Rome has been discovered cause Rakewell to raise an eyebrow
With the new £20 note in circulation, there are now two billion more copies of the much-reproduced painting in existence
Every country has its own Versailles, right? Rakewell rounds them up
The students of Moordale High have been reimagined as a cast of painted saints and sinners
At the recent Rome derby, the Stadio Olimpico was transformed in the Sistine Chapel (sort of)
An attempt to steal the Magna Carta prompts Rakewell to wonder whether there is such a thing as a public-spirited heist
Was the Chancellor of the Exchequer channelling an infamous fictional spin-doctor when he agreed to be interviewed in a Westminster cafe?
The Korean boyband BTS is collaborating on a global art project. Rakewell heads down to the Serpentine Galleries to find out why…
The monument has been celebrating its 130th birthday by peddling limited edition rivets – yours to own for just €525 apiece!
A new adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel has Castle Dracula kitted out with silver, tapestries, and suitably sinister portraits
This week the institution elected the first female president in its 251-year history. Its Twitter account seems to be taking an *even* more radical direction
If films and television are anything to go by, it seems the main raison to go to an art gallery is to find a date
The band performed underneath a skeleton in the museum’s great hall last weekend
The Queen and Prince Philip get some art advice from Anthony Blunt in season three of the lavish drama
A small alpine village has set up shop outside the National Gallery – are there any parallels with what’s inside the building?
A painting ‘in the style of‘ Hubert Robert catches Rakewell’s eye in a still from Scorsese’s new movie, The Irishman
From ancient carvings to contemporary sculpture – a festive harvest of pumpkins in art
The Blondie singer made her mark on the New York art scene, as her memoir reveals
Rakewell digs out some portraits of John Henry Newman, the first British person to be canonised for nearly 50 years
You’ve heard about the Extinction Rebellion protests… but a 19th-century cat artist is also doing his bit to bring London to a standstill