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The Polish Rider by Rembrandt

    Waldemar Januszczak finds striking parallels between the painter’s mysterious subject and Clint Eastwood

    Kimono: Kyoto to the Catwalk

      A virtual exhibition wraps up the rich and dynamic history of this exquisitely beautiful Japanese garment, says Waldemar Januszczak

      Beethoven Frieze by Gustav Klimt

        The unexpected TV appearance of Klimt’s painting reminds us of its peculiarity, says Waldemar Januszczak

        Tate Modern anniversary: 20 years of wow

          When the gallery opened in 2000 it changed the way we see art. Waldemar Januszczak examines its meteoric impact

          Life? or Theatre? by Charlotte Salomon

            Waldemar Januszczak struggles to pin down the masterwork of a German Jewish refugee who murdered her grandfather

            How the great artists responded to lockdowns

              Waldemar Januszczak looks at what artists such as Van Gogh and Picasso created in enforced isolation

              The Nightmare by Henry Fuseli

                Waldemar Januszczak looks at how one artist captured the ability of dreams to set our nerves on end

                The Ricotta Eaters by Vincenzo Campi

                  What links a little-known Italian artist, Shakespeare and red trousers? A painting of cheese eaters, with a bitter aftertaste

                  Raphael and his sex life

                    His reputation has tumbled in our neurotic century, but the artist’s luminous perfection —and love affairs — should be celebrated, says Waldemar Januszczak

                    Paul Gauguin, The Little One Is Dreaming

                      Artists who can depict children well in paintings are a rare breed, says Waldemar Januszczak