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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

                  Open art galleries and let us feed our souls 2m apart

                    As I queued outside Tesco last week, dutifully maintaining my 6ft distance, mask on, gloves pulled, it occurred to me that I could be doing the same thing outside the National Gallery in London while waiting to see the marvellous Titian exhibition that opened there last month. It was open for a couple of days. […]

                    Flogging off the family silver is an ancient art

                      Few words trigger as much anger and consternation in cultural circles as “deaccessioning”. It’s an attempt to sound technical and managerial about an activity that stirs deep emotions. No one wants to call it what it is — “flogging off the family silver”. But, whatever words you use, it has always gone on. And with […]