It’s the aquatic cousin to metal detecting – and an increasing number of devotees are casting off into rivers and canals in search of trash and treasure
Every 18 year old in France has been given €300 to spend on culture
Museums might be better at bringing the contents of grand historic piles to life than the houses themselves
The British artist’s scope and influence have long been neglected – but at the centenary of his birth, will a pair of exhibitions turn the tide?
The Swiss artist’s tableaux of tables capture the joys of dining in good company
Works produced in prison by the artist Fatos Irwen speak to the increasingly repressive climate for Kurds in Turkey
The visual arts have often toyed with odours and smells, however challenging they are to represent
‘The greatest story of gluttony’ – on the genius of Eric Carle, creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The much-loved author cut his teeth on illustrations for medical ad campaigns – which proved ideal training for the world of children’s books
Modern masters from Joseph Cornell to Paul Klee have produced works expressly for children, writes Ben Street – but perhaps all great art is a type of child’s play?
The Palazzo Vendramin Grimani has opened with a display that reunites some of the paintings it was once home to – plus a helping of contemporary art
An early commission by the painter for a public theatre in Rijeka is the subject of a major display in the city this summer
The meticulous attention to Chinese decorative arts is as great a draw as the court intrigue in ‘Story of Yanxi Palace’
Apollo’s editors pick out the museum shows that they’re most looking forward to visiting in coming weeks
Toys aren’t just for children, at least if a 250-year-old musical elephant at the grandest house in Buckinghamshire is anything to go by
Archie Brennan was a committed craftsman with a fondness for optical illusions and a strong idealistic streak
As the last rulers of pre-Islamic Iran, the Sasanians crafted a grand courtly culture that would go on to influence kings from the Balkans to Bengal
The painter’s tender portraits of slum life are being celebrated across Scotland in her centenary year
Heir to a railway fortune and an 8,000-acre estate in West Sussex, Edward James transformed his homes into total works of art – with a little help from Dalí and friends
Tintoretto’s daughter was a highly acclaimed artist in her own right, but there is frustratingly little to go on when it comes to identifying her paintings
With their miniature artistry and enigmatic personal histories, these striking prints are often more enticing than the volumes they’re found in
Most of the fuss about NFTs has focused on what, if anything, buyers are getting – but how do digital artists feel about minting their art?
Niko Pirosmani’s paintings are a testament to Georgian conviviality – although he didn’t always have a place at the table
The pages of US periodicals trumpet a country making it up as it went along, covering everything from prohibition to pulp fiction