‘Off we went with our parsley-flecked teeth to see Ai Weiwei at the Royal Academy’

Alexander Calder’s mobiles display both a musical stateliness and a satisfying sense of equlibrium    

The genocidal ghouls of Isis are tearing down a precious piece of our civilisation. This is the price we pay for not standing up to barbarism

The artists and writers who pursued the muse in fin-de-siècle London and Paris

A Tate retrospective of Frank Auerbach’s work reveals a man doggedly committed to his art 

Rembrandt Bugatti showed the very soul of his animal subjects

Leonardo is seen as the presiding genius of his age, but his drawings reveal a reassuringly human artist

Having stolen a Klimt masterpiece, the Nazis could only show it if they hid the Jewish identity of its subject

The UK should solve the Greek crisis by offering to buy the rest of the Parthenon