As a triptych comes to auction, Rakewell wonders if we have finally found an artist whose talent is unquestionable
Rakewell revels in the latest interiors shoot of the actor’s house, but is there an ugly truth behind the beautiful surface?
Rakewell wonders whether Pantone’s ’Color of the Year 2022’ might not belong more comfortably to an earlier era
Rakewell pays tribute to the late, great Marvin Lee Aday, who combined art forms with an originality matched only by Richard Wagner
After the hammer attack on Eric Gill’s statue of ‘Prospero and Ariel’, Rakewell reflects upon other artworks that have seized the imagination of vandals
Ridley Scott is pressing ahead with his biopic about Bonaparte – but Rakewell has a modest proposal regarding the leading man
Like many of the most notorious trials of modern times, Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial has been summed up by a skilful courtroom sketch artist
The Dickensian illustrator John Leech would have been the ideal artist to capture the spirit of Downing Street festivities – fictional or otherwise
The pointillist painter inspired the composer and lyricist to make his most personal artistic statement
Delighted by the fact that the new German culture minister once managed a rock band, Rakewell recalls other culture ministers with an artistic bent
’Red Notice’ may not be most sophisticated heist film, but it’s hard to resist The Rock on the trail of Wonder Woman
Rakewell couldn’t be happier about the film-maker’s documentary about the band – but does have a suggestion for a sequel
Pope Francis seems to be a fan of contemporary art – and he’s hardly the first pontiff to have encouraged the latest artistic developments
The moustachioed can get into the Wallace Collection’s Frans Hals exhibition for free on Mondays – but Rakewell has a much better idea
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