Research proves that viewers linger longest over the torments in Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights. What that says about humanity, God only knows.
As Charles III’s juvenilia comes to auction, Rakewell’s thoughts turn to other members of the royal family who have displayed artistic tendencies
Rakewell isn’t about to quit the city to stake it all on a monster hunt – but there have been some significant sightings in museum collections
A painting of Marie Antoinette’s favourite dog has sold over the odds, but life for Pompon and other rococo-styled pooches was no walk in the park
A surprising statement from Nicholas Serota leads Rakewell to reflect on the nature of ‘value’
The grunge goddess seems very comfortable in her celebrity skin these days, if a recent interview is anything to go by
The actor best known for playing the saintly Melanie Hamilton in ‘Gone with the Wind’ was made of much sterner stuff in real life
Guests at the opening of ‘Saint Francis of Assisi’ included two very fetching wolf-dogs. Rakewell regrets not making their acquaintance.
The sensational appearance of a cockroach at this year’s Met Gala leads Rakewell to reflect on other star turns performed by the creepy-crawly
Sotheby’s claims the rockstar was also a fervent art collector but Rakewell can’t help wonder if this is just fantasy?
Succession fans with millions to spend can now live like the Roy brother of their choice (as ever, that doesn’t include Connor)
The climate protestors have copped a lot of flak for taking on the snooker – but at least it makes a change from museums
Plans to create a climate-themed biennale in the region of the painter’s birth could be a rollercoaster ride for everyone concerned
Perhaps Keanu Reeve’s restless hitman should stop settling scores and settle down in the Louvre instead?
The Hollywood superstar inspired artists of all kinds – and Rakewell sincerely hopes that Jackson Pollock was among them
The remarkable revelation of John Berger’s cameo in Grand Theft Auto leads Rakewell to cast around for some other surprising turns by eminent critics
A new Artangel project has sent Rakewell into raptures – though it’s trickier to decipher what the intended feline audience makes of it all
Sarah Merker has just completed a remarkable ten-year quest to sample the scones at every National Trust tearoom in the country
Following Thérèse Coffey’s suggestion that we should all eat more turnips, Rakewell takes a look at the best depictions of the vegetable throughout art history
The breaking of a Jeff Koons Balloon Dog sculpture at an art fair in Miami may be less shattering news than it seems
Rakewell hopes the fashion house’s newest designer will bring everyone much happiness
As the 12th secretary of state for culture in the UK takes up their post, Rakewell spots at least one thing they all have in common
The luxury conglomerate led by the French tycoon presented a Caillebotte to the Musée d’Orsay this week, but that didn’t stop him being denounced by pension protesters
Kylie Jenner and Naomi Campbell turned heads with their faux-taxidermy-trimmed outfits – and recalled some more legendary setters of style