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Venice Biennale: the art world is fiddling while the world burns

    This should be art’s moment. But the me, me, me issues obsessing the pampered Gucci-clad hordes at the Venice Biennale feel terribly out of step

    Venice Biennale winner Sonia Boyce: ‘We need to inspire’

      The British artist won the top award that eluded Bacon, Hockney and Freud.

      Inspiring Walt Disney at the Wallace Collection — the surprising links between French rococo and Frozen

        How the spirit of the 18th century lives on in cinema

        Hew Locke: The Procession is the show Prince William and Kate should have seen before Jamaica

          Tate Britain is transformed into a carnival but look twice, it is not so celebratory

          Francis Bacon, David Hockney and Picasso: Inside their studios

            Meticulously tidy or a horrible mess? To really know an artist, just look at their studio

            A Life of Picasso Volume IV by John Richardson review — a masterpiece of a biography

              John Richardson’s latest work reveals that the darker the artist’s personal life, the greater was his genius

              Carlo Crivelli — the greatest illusionist that art forgot

                Too gothic to be a Renaissance master, this artist was wrongly overlooked — no longer thanks to this show at the Ikon gallery

                David Hockney: ‘I want to get on with my work’

                  The artist’s Normandy studio is a respite from the world. Over lunch and cigarettes he talks about his new exhibition and looking like ‘a lesbian novelist’

                  Postwar Modern at the Barbican — bleak art for harsh times

                    Don’t miss this bold exhibition featuring Lucien Freud and Francis Bacon

                    Surrealism Beyond Borders — Tate Modern can’t tell good art from bad

                      Our leading contemporary gallery proves the movement is a magnet for the untalented