Rakewell is delighted to learn that the superstar TV gardener is also something of an art aficionado
Nudes by Titian, Rubens and Schiele are now available to viewers on the adults-only subscription service
The hit series takes many of its visual cues from M.C. Escher – and a host of other films that have been inspired by the Dutch artist
Some unusual relationship advice has recently caught Rakewell’s eye. Next time you’re nursing a broken heart, why not try drawing your shoe?
The actor offered her services as a life model to the painter when she was 19. One can only wonder that she got away so lightly
The film noir starring Humphrey Bogart is back in cinemas – but the confusion over what happened to the statuettes of the falcon remains to be cleared up
Masterpieces of equestrian art are about to get some rainbow-coloured companions, thanks to an augmented-reality makeover
Making coffee might be considered an art form – but don’t forget the artistic possibilities offered by the substance itself
Now that the jeweller has found a painting in just the right shade of its corporate colours, can other brands be far behind?
We don’t know if the foreign secretary made it to the Palace of Knossos, but his career may soon be ancient history
Where Winckelmann and Walter Pater have trod, the tech entrepreneur follows
Filming for Batman and Indiana Jones has transformed the city in recent weeks – to the delight of Glaswegians
The former teen idol turned fashion icon is in full Renaissance prince mode in Balenciaga’s latest campaign
Damien Hirst has joined the NFT funfair – and he’s even brought former Bank of England governor Mark Carney along for the ride
The adult streaming site Pornhub has roused some of the world’s most revered nude paintings to life in a series of graphic videos
The tallest sandcastle ever built towers over a seaside town – and there’s no risk of the waves washing it away
The Courtauld has named its new exhibition galleries after Bet365 billionaire Denise Coates – and Rakewell has a suggestion for the exhibition programme
The footballer-turned-pundit has designed a model stadium. Don’t hold your breath for a work of art, writes Rakewell – it’s been crafted to hold a crowd of mass-produced sausage snacks
The beleaguered health secretary probably enjoyed the culture brief more than his current role
Travelling Scottish football fans don everything from fake ginger sideburns to traditional Hawaiian dress – but they also have a right royal tartan of their own
The Italians have opted for a ‘Renaissance design’ – although the floral patterning looks more William Morris than Michelangelo
The contents of the late scientist’s office are heading to the Science Museum in London – and it’s not the first workspace to be preserved in this way
Heston Blumenthal’s homage to the famous dish is served up in the V&A’s Alice in Wonderland show
A band of dynamic dinosaurs is arriving in the UK this summer – but will they be a match for the Victorian sculptures at Crystal Palace Park?