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Flying Houses by Laurent Chehere

Laurent Chehere lifts buildings into the sky

Egon Schiele: The Radical Nude review a feminist artist ahead of his time

Cortauld Gallery, LondonThe Austrian artists passionate love of women is illuminated in one of the most important and sexy exhibitions of the year Sex and stockings: Egon Schieles nudes in pictures Continue reading...

Sex and stockings: Egon Schiele's nudes in pictures

Angular, alluring, challenging, candid Egon Schieles nudes were absolutely revolutionary. A new show, Egon Schiele: The Radical Nude at Londons Courtauld Gallery, explores them Egon Schiele: The Radical Nude review a feminist artist ahead of his time Cont

Egon Schiele: The Radical Nude, Courtauld Gallery, review: 'masterfully assured'

Schiele's drawings may not be beautiful but they are mesmerising to behold, says Alastair Sooke

Simon Schama on Rembrandt

The late masterpieces on show at London’s National Gallery are products of a difficult time for the artist

The Masterful Rembrandt At National Gallery

There are two reasons why people are drawn to Rembrandt and his works. Firstly, there is his stylistic talent as an artist. Rembrandt built on Caravaggio’s use of light and shade, then applied looser brush strokes to create works arguably more evocative

Art from another planet

‘Some day we shall no longer need pictures: we shall just be happy.’ — Sigmar Polke and Gerhard Richter, 1966 Who says Germans have no sense of humour? OK, so their writers tend to be a pretty gloomy bunch — but like loads of other German artists

Russias stage revolution: when theatre was a hotbed for impossibly space-age design

In the first days of communist Russia, artists created radical sets and costumes for a futuristic new era of theatre that inspired Fritz Lang and even Flash Gordon. A century on, theyre just as outrageous Continue reading...

Sigmar Polke at Tate Modern

Ar etrospective of the maverick German artist seeks to pin down an original, destabilising presence

Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination, British Library

We all romanticise the olden times. Those we think of as belonging to them are no different. The Castle of Otranto - by common consent, the first Gothic novel – was published a quarter of a millennium ago. “Otranto ‘lost its maidenhead’ today,”