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
Picasso and Miró were fans – now the gifted simian is getting a solo show in London. Plus other arty animals
What’s in a new name? For museums it can mean an expensive rebrand that doesn’t stop anyone using the old moniker
A Roman fort has been discovered under a bus station in Exeter… and it’s the stuff that headlines are made of, says Rakewell
The first overseas tour organised by Thomas Cook took in the International Exhibition in Paris