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The modern Greek wines with an ancient heritage

Wine has been part of the lifeblood of Crete since the Bronze Age – and one grower in particular is reaching back thousands of years for inspiration

1 May 2024

The Georgian artist who was the voice of his generation

Karlo Kacharava was only 30 when he died in 1984. In Georgia, he is regarded as a one-man avant-garde and his work is now being acclaimed abroad

30 Apr 2024

Why everyone loves Keith Haring

The pop artist believed that artists should make work for the masses. Decades after his death, his images are everywhere

28 Apr 2024

Licence to Rome – how the Dutch got a taste for the Italian capital

Maarten van Heemskerck’s expert renderings of Rome inspired his countrymen to see the city for themselves

25 Apr 2024

Beyond the Biennale – the shows to see around Venice this month

The rest of the city still has plenty to offer, from an exploration of the travels of Marco Polo to a celebration of Jean Cocteau’s genius

21 Apr 2024

Must-see pavilions at the Venice Biennale 2024

From the recent history of Timor-Leste to world-building in Bulgaria, this year’s shows present a rich and varied cross-section of contemporary art from around the world

19 Apr 2024

How Italy remade Willem de Kooning

At the age of 65, the artist went to Rome a painter and returned to the United States a sculptor. It wasn’t the first time the city had changed him

18 Apr 2024

Fjord focus – how Ibsen inspired the art of Edvard Munch

The Norwegian painter was referring to Ibsen’s play ‘Ghosts’ when he painted his dream-like landscape of 1906

18 Apr 2024

How Compton Verney stays ahead of the flock

Now 20 years old, the country house museum in Warwickshire has developed a distinctive approach to collecting – and it’s paying off handsomely

9 Apr 2024

Acquisitions of the Month: March 2024

A Poussin Last Supper and a rare oil painting by Remedios Varo are among the most exciting works to have entered public collections over the last month

5 Apr 2024

Who’s afraid of immersive art?

Do digital techniques to enliven familiar paintings help or hinder our understanding of the art at hand?

4 Apr 2024

The best cellars are like museums of fine wine

Underground storage can be dark and sinister, but when it’s used for wine, it can become a place of deep pleasure

27 Mar 2024

How to eat beans in the baroque style

A rustic painting by Annibale Carracci highlights how the act of eating in art has long been tied to class and status

27 Mar 2024

What’s next for the Met?

As the Metropolitan Museum of Art enters a new era, its past decisions are still sending ripples into the present, so what does the future hold?

24 Mar 2024

Rembrandt’s sorrowful Jeremiah shows the painter at his best

Koen Bulckens of the Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp explains what makes the painter’s portrait of ‘the weeping prophet’ such an emotional tour de force

20 Mar 2024

Roger Hilton’s appetite for destruction

The painter’s desire for food and drink can be traced throughout a collection of obsessive shopping lists dotted with drawings

20 Mar 2024

How to revive your gothic chapel

Joe Tilson’s stained-glass window in Midlothian was one of his last works and suffuses a 15th-century place of worship with just a hint of grooviness

19 Mar 2024

Acquisitions of the Month: February 2024

A Chardin still life and a pair of wooden sculptures from medieval Japan are among the most important works to have entered public collections last month

9 Mar 2024

Parma’s museum multiplex is now even harder to miss

The Palazzo della Pilotta contains three museums, a historic library and one of the oldest theatres in Europe – but, until its recent refurbishment, has often been overlooked

7 Mar 2024

Lynda Benglis’s wearable sculptures are a perfect fit

There’s a thin but fluid line between fine art and fashion for the artist who is now making accessories for Loewe

5 Mar 2024

The sentimental side of Angelica Kauffman

In the 18th century, Europe was swept by a trend for art that revealed the inner lives of its subjects – and the Swiss painter encapsulated the ideas of the age

1 Mar 2024

‘I know exactly what I am looking for’ – Helen Hamlyn on collecting with purpose

The philanthropist’s pursuits range from collecting Asian art to restoring ruined buildings

26 Feb 2024

The Georgian avant-gardists who embraced the past

The country’s short-lived independence in the early 20th century gave birth to a thrilling artistic movement that is only now being rediscovered

26 Feb 2024

The slippery Surrealism of Pierre Roy

The French artist was largely ignored by his peers, but his uncanny painting of a snake is a masterpiece

26 Feb 2024