Van Dyck, Reynolds and Degas had more than talent in common: they also collected other painters’ work

Crofton Black and Edmund Clark’s book Negative Publicity, which tracks Bush-era extraordinary renditions through photographs and redacted documents, is a compound of elegant presentation and rough stuff

Exploring medieval Italian floor mosaics

Skewering social stereotypes through interior decor

An exhibition at the Dulwich Picture Gallery sheds light on the work of the Norwegian artist Nikolai Astrup

Edmund De Waal’s personal history of porcelain

The 150th anniversary of Alice In Wonderland sees a reissue with Salvador Dalí’s psychedelic 1969 illustrations

‘Michelangelo was the best-remunerated artist in Italy and, like Bacon and Freud, he died a rich man. There the resemblace ends’

Is Wayne Rooney today’s Raphael? If we treated art with the same seriousness as we do sport, our visual culture could flourish again