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Masterpieces of Chinese Paintings - in pictures

A look at some of the works featured in the V&A's show celebrating 1,200 years of exquisite Chinese painting

Gered Mankowitz: the man who photographed rock stars - in pictures

A selection from a new book that showcases the best of the legendary music photographer

Derek Jarman sketchbooks - in pictures

With their snippets of poetry, drawings, film storyboards, thoughts, plans and photographs, Derek Jarman's sketchbooks offer a rare insight into an artist's mind at work

Vermeer and Music: The Art of Love and Leisure - in pictures

The golden age of Vermeer and his contemporaries reflects a passion for music that you can almost hear in the paintings shown at the National Gallery

Chiwetel Ejiofor and Joe Wright in the Congo - in pictures

Pictures from the emotional research trip that Chiwetel Ejiofor took to the Congo with Oxfam in preparation for his role as murdered African hero Patrice Lumumba

Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life - in pictures

An exhibition at Tate Britain, curated by two academics, portrays the Lancashire artist as Britain's pre-eminent painter of the industrial city

Houses in the clouds: Sou Fujimoto's best buildings

Sou Fujimoto's buildings are designed, he says, with people's behaviour in mind. The resulting spaces are captivating and intriguing. Here is a selection of his groundbreaking work

Gary Hume at Tate Britain - in pictures

Selected paintings from the artist's solo show

Gary Hume at Tate Britain - in pictures

Selected paintings from the artist's solo show

Thom Yorke - in pictures

Ever since the release of Radiohead's debut single, Creep, in 1992 Thom Yorke has - by his own admission - sported a number of 'bad haircuts'