Dense with allusion and synecdoche, Rauschenberg's art work reveals an extraordinary “stream of unconsciousness”.
Richard Dadd painted some dazzling visions abroad but found peace within the walls of Broadmoor.
John Leigh's Touché: the Duel in Literature wears its learning lightly.
Barbara Hepworth’s work and its universe of meaning.
As Shoes: Pleasure and Pain opens at London’s V&A, Jane Shilling explores why our footwear carries such emotional weight.
How symbolism and happiness are captured in joint American-Cuban cultural endeavours.
Tom Humberstone’s weekly comic.
Michael Prodger on new books from Julian Barnes and Michael Craig-Martin.
Cult figure Grayson Perry has won over the locals with his eccentric House for Essex.
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