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The World of Stonehenge is a monument to our European roots

    The British Museum’s surprising exhibition challenges perceptions of our prehistory

    Louise Bourgeois: the artist who changed everything aged 60

      An exhibition at the Hayward Gallery shows a new side to one of the world’s most important artists

      Van Gogh’s self-portraits — genius sparked by a year in Paris

        A bold exhibition at the Courtauld shows how the painter became a post-impressionist master

        Francis Bacon: Man and Beast review — ‘a show so gripping and potent it left me shaking’

          The artist reveals the beast within us all in an exhibition that feels like it attacks you with its brilliance

          Why do artists ignore sport? It’s time for change

            Our critic blows the whistle on this cultural failing

            Kehinde Wiley: The Prelude yanks historical paintings into the present day

              You don’t have to be Einstein to work out why old master galleries are so keen these days to invite contemporary artists to show in them. It expands the audience base. It’s good for the image. It draws fresh blood into old veins. Contemporary art is trendy. Old masters are not.

              Tracey Emin on life after cancer: ‘I desire to be part of this world’

                The artist has been deciding how to live. She reveals she is turning a Margate mortuary into a revolutionary art school, TKE Studios — no smokers or loud music allowed

                12 future stars of the art world you need to know about

                  If you want to see the cutting edge, forget the Turner prize, check out the next generation of contenders

                  Reading jail has a secret admirer who wants to save it: could it be Banksy?

                    Rumours of a private benefactor hoping to transform the prison where Oscar Wilde was held got our critic investigating

                    Banksy sketches out £10m plan to free Oscar Wilde’s prison from developers

                      Banksy has pledged to raise millions of pounds to help buy the prison in which Oscar Wilde was incarcerated so it can be turned into an arts centre, rather than being sold to property developers to turn into flats.