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Waldemar Januszczak on the history behind the film The Dig

    There’s more at stake than treasure in the story we tell about Sutton Hoo

    Photo that proves football is still the beautiful game

      Have you ever seen a happy sports photographer? Me neither. We go to the football to be excited and uplifted. Sports photographers go to get cold and rained on, and to have Adebayo Akinfenwa crashing down on their nuts after another poor Wycombe Wanderers corner. No wonder they come across as such a grumpy breed. […]

      Chaïm Soutine: his best paintings

        He may have lived squalidly, but the studious painter was no oik

        How Covid changed the art world

          The pandemic has laid waste to the industry, with last year’s biennales the casualties. Good — it’s time we returned to basics and put people back in the picture

          Having a blue period? Try a pick-me-up from a virtual tribute artist

            While galleries remain shut, fans of Picasso and Hockney are giving art lovers daily doses of culture with social media accounts showing off their work

            Learn to mind your mannerism

              Once dismissed as excessively lavish and overly distorted, the art of the late Renaissance does offer some delights

              Masterpieces from Buckingham Palace at the Queen’s Gallery

                The Queen’s Gallery can be overlooked but the art there weakens the knees

                Sad souls in a happy encounter

                  The juxtaposition of Tracey Emin and Edvard Munch is a revelation, shedding light on both painters’ work

                  How artists have recognised the beauty of masks

                    They are new to many of us now, but artists have long been fans of face coverings

                    Forget The Queen’s Gambit, here’s the real art of chess

                      The game has been inspiring creative minds for centuries