Tuesday, October 22, 2019

A piece of art history written in blood | Brief letters

The missing Nativity with St Francis and St Lawrence may be “the one and only painting signed by Caravaggio” (Witness remembers night Caravaggio...

Philharmonie de Paris architect sues over fines for late opening

The architect behind the Philharmonie de Paris, one of the world’s most expensive concert halls, is suing the body that manages it over...

More than Mona Lisa: Louvre's Leonardo da Vinci is a blockbuster with brains

At first sight, the Louvre’s grand Leonardo da Vinci exhibition, the most keenly awaited event of his 500th anniversary year, might look like...

Newly discovered Rembrandt to be shown in UK for first time

A newly discovered biblical painting by Rembrandt is to be shown in the UK for the first time as part of the largest...

Faceted roof casts zigzagging shadows over London house extension

Tsuruta Architects has topped a conservatory extension in London with a faceted timber and glass roof that casts zigzag shadows over a wood-lined...

15 architecture and design exhibitions in London for Dezeen Day attendees to enjoy

Coming to London for our Dezeen Day conference and the Dezeen Awards party on 30 October? To help you make the most of...

The Wing opens inaugural international branch in London

Women-only co-working space The Wing has opened a branch in central London, with interiors that draw upon a "mosh pit" of references including...

'When home won't let you stay': artwork addressing global migration

“You only run for the border when you see the whole city running as well,” writes Warsan Shire, a Somali-British poet in her...

Welcome to Manc-hattan: how the city sold its soul for luxury skyscrapers

‘Hell upon Earth” is how Friedrich Engels described Manchester’s Angel Meadow. This violent, squalid, disease-ridden district was one of the worst slums the...

Halloween doggy style: the Tompkins Square Parade – in pictures

Canine companions in cute and creative costumes took part in the annual Halloween dog parade in Manhattan Continue reading... READ SOURCE

Klaus Friedeberger obituary

The paintings of Klaus Friedeberger, who has died aged 97, were forged in the dry heat of central Australia during the second world...

Silver Skaters: the rise of skateboarding in California – in pictures

Legendary skateboard photographer Hugh Holland has published a book of previously unseen images capturing the growth of the skateboarding craze in California. From...

It’s the end of the world as we know it… and Michael Stipe feels...

Michael Stipe pops his head around a pillar. “Hello! It’s Michael!” he says, though we’ve met before and he’s very famous. It’s early...

Photography in the digital age by Michael Stipe – in pictures

Post-REM, Michael Stipe has settled into life as a visual artist. He talks us through some of the key images from his new...

Moving to Mars review – a rendezvous with the red planet

On the surface of Mars, temperatures average about -60C. The thin atmosphere, containing almost no oxygen, is unbreathable. Intense solar radiation, were you...

The big picture: Manchester captured in the rain evokes Lowry

There is a narrow window during which Simon Buckley likes to photograph his surroundings: the handful of minutes in which night becomes day...

Urban warrior in Nikes and a hoodie leads charge against white orthodoxy

“It’s a lot to be asked, to pledge allegiance to a country, to a world, that keeps you invisible.” So said Valerie Jo Bradley,...

Nam June Paik review – encounters with a true visionary

Tate Modern leans into its avant garde edge with this big, pleasurable sweep through Korean-born international artist Nam June Paik’s career. Paik was...

Titian expert says lauded painting is not by the master

A painting thought to be by Titian, which will be included in a touring exhibition to begin at the National Gallery in London...

Restored to glory: How a 16th-century nun regained her place in art history

In a city dripping with Renaissance jewels, the restored Last Supper unveiled last week looks at first glance like just another masterpiece by...

Tunnel of love: a wartime Nissen hut brought to life

A rusting wartime Nissen hut was not in the gameplan when architect Damon Webb moved from Brighton to mid-Wales with his daughter and...

Biggest ever Leonardo da Vinci exhibition to open in Paris

The most important blockbuster art show in Paris for half a century took 10 years to prepare and was nearly thwarted by the...

Living colour: the intricacy and beauty of budgies – in pictures

Leila Jeffreys started photographing birds in 2008. In this series she takes the birds out of their natural habitat, and by stripping the...

Polixeni Papapetrou: photographing Olympia, daughter and muse – in pictures

Over her 20-year career, the Australian photographer Polixeni Papapetrou explored the representation of children and questions of identity. Her daughter Olympia Nelson, now...

Copulation at its fruitiest – David Hockney, Alan Davie, Christina Quarles review

Cocks, bums, breasts, bits of bodies and vagrant abstract symbols float about in two related painting exhibitions at the Hepworth. Pairing early works...

Buy a classic Guardian photograph: Westonbirt arboretum

The afternoon sun casts long and elegant shadows in a clearing at Westonbirt arboretum, Gloucestershire, captured by the Guardian photographer Felix Clay, who...

Stacked shipping containers form Stow-Away London hotel and wine bar

Design studio Doone Silver Kerr turned a stack of used shipping containers into a hotel and wine bar with a geometric facade of...

Mars decor, stunning psychedelia and the hound of Hades – the week in art

Exhibition of the week Moving to MarsCan humanity find a new home on Mars? That provocative sci-fi solution to our woes is explored in...

Tours of Norwich prize-winning estate prompt 'freak show' warning

Interest in a prize-winning council housing estate in Norwich has become so intense that the local authority is planning regular guided tours, prompting...

Joanna Boyce Wells’s Study of Fanny Eaton: strong and graceful

The lady vanishes … Like most working-class people of colour in Victorian England, any trace of Fanny Eaton’s life could have been lost to...