In the late 19th century, Jewish families across Europe created homes that are monuments to the complexity of cosmopolitanism and integration
Underlying the Surrealist leader’s preoccupation with dreams and the unconscious was a very practical desire to change the world. Who’s to say he didn’t succeed?
Cagnaccio di San Pietro grew up in a Venetian fishing village – so it’s no surprise seafood stars in his still lifes
140 London Wall is an imperious piece of 1970s architecture – so why is it being replaced by a generic office block, at great environmental cost?
Making wine is an exacting activity that has much in common with the artistic process
The museum has sensitively reimagined all its displays to breathe new life into its medieval masterpieces
An East Anglian museum is turning its attention from the field to the table with provocative results
After six years of work, the city’s most singular museum is reopening. But while it is once again filled with wonders, there are also questions to be answered
The Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography is a testament to the local people’s long-standing determination to preserve their cultural heritage
This elegant Japanese tradition with earthy origins has long provided Japanese printmakers with rewardingly risqué material
Rocks that resemble food may not be appetising exactly, but they can certainly be a feast for the eyes
A remarkable Renaissance roundel from Mantua and a painting by Lavinia Fontana are among this month’s highlights
Thomas Gray’s ‘Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard’ was the best-loved poem of the 18th century – and has proved a lure to illustrators ever since
The sculptor may work with many different materials but the main ingredient in his art, he says, is time
The artist rarely showed the drawings that made his revolutionary paintings possible, but the Met is finally putting them centre stage
Lorenzo Tiepolo has long languished in the shadow of his much more famous father and brother – but his was a very singular talent
A major exhibition across 18 venues is highlighting the rich variety of Islamic art. But can it stem the growing prejudices in French society?
The ‘pitman painter’s scenes of men down the mines conjure up a lost world of herculean effort
The Arts and Industries Building on the National Mall has finally reopened – and it remains as forward-looking as ever
It was hard to be indifferent to the designer’s larger-than-life creations, which is exactly what he wanted
‘The Blue Boy’ is heavily influenced by Van Dyck’s grand manner. But what did the artist mean by dressing up his young subject in this way?
The rebuilt Prussian palace is finally open, but the debate about how – and whether – it should house collections from Asia and Africa rumbles on
In London, the River Thames is the centre of attention, while starchitects have big plans in Sydney and Taipei
The firm of Fabergé is synonymous with the Russian Imperial family, but its fabulous baubles soon became a must-have for elites across Europe