Ahead of the curve: Niterol Contemporary Art Museum in Rio de Janeiro by Oscar Niemeyer. Photo: Getty
Erotic architecture: the sexual history of great buildings
By Jonathan Glancey - 14 August 10:00

From Nero’s decadent Golden House in Rome to Charles Fourier’s orgiastic French “courts of love”; public toilet glory holes to Eileen Gray’s sexy Mediterranean hideway. 

In the Frame: The Road To Election Day Board Game
By Tom Humberstone - 08 August 10:31

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Caillebotte, Les Raboteurs de parquet
Toil and tedium: how painting remains coy about its painstaking processes
By Oliver Farry - 07 August 14:57

Everyone knows the effort that goes into creating works of art but it is all sublimated in a seamless, effortless whole. 

An infant inspects a work at the National Exhibition of Children's Art at the Royal Institute Galleries
No, Jake Chapman, opening culture to young people is never a waste of time
By Robert Macquarie - 06 August 12:00

The artist, nominated for the Turner Prize in 2003, has stoked controversy to gain media attention. It is still worth resisting his fundamentally misguided claims.

Charlie Waite and Sophie McBain's Libyan entourage. Khaled, their guide, is on the left. Photo: Charlie Waite Photography
Shooting the great sand sea: a mysterious mission across Libya
By Sophie McBain - 05 August 10:00

On the eve of revolution, Sophie McBain accompanied the photographer Charlie Waite across the North African nation. Now she tells her story.

Midnight in Paris: Le Moulin de la Galette by Picasso (1900)
Painting the town rouge: Picasso and Matisse in Paris
By Michael Prodger - 04 August 12:43

Michael Prodger reviews Sue Roe’s new book, which examines the decade between 1900 and 1910 that Montmartre rose to its rickety peak – home to every avant-garde artist of significance.

The Oude Kerk church in Amsterdam, c.1600. It is now in the middle of the city's red light district. Image: Hulton Archive/Getty Images
What should happen to churches as religion recedes?
By Oliver Farry - 31 July 10:54

As church-going diminishes, church buildings are repurposed, many retaining vital functions.

Ghost story: Hillary Clinton at a book signing. Photo: Joshua Roberts/Reuters
Mark Lawson on the ghostwriter who popularised the misery memoir
By Mark Lawson - 30 July 10:30

Plus “Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision” at the National Portrait Gallery.

In the Frame: Honest Summer Reading
By Tom Humberstone - 30 July 9:33

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Vivienne Westwood: “Julian Assange likes the combat look”
By Mark Lawson - 25 July 12:54

Vivienne Westwood tells Mark Lawson about designing for Julian, hoarding instincts – and why people who care about news should never read newspapers. 

Animal rescue: but in this case it was dog that saved master, says John Dolan. Photo: Marcus Peel
How one man escaped homelessness through drawing – and his bull terrier muse
By Sophie McBain - 24 July 13:50

John Dolan spent almost two decades in the “revolving door” between homelessness and prison. That changed when he adopted George in 2009. 

Green crossing: Thomas Heatherwick's proposed Garden Bridge across the Thames at Temple
Bridges are the rarest of industrial constructions: works of utility, yet beautiful and uplifting
By Erica Wagner - 17 July 10:00

Erica Wagner visits the “Bridge” exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands.

It's time for women to be able to see themselves on the walls. Photo: Hulton Archive, Getty Images
Westminster’s “white” and “male” art reflects its inhabitants
By Beth Lambert - 14 July 18:06

Time for female MPs to be able to see themselves on the walls: the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Women in Parliament condemns “off-putting” Westminster art.

In the Frame: Welcome to our Tory Summer Fundraiser!
By Tom Humberstone - 11 July 12:04

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A barn owl. Photo: Getty
A hoot and a half: owls, it turns out, are hard to draw
By Sophie McBain - 10 July 11:43

There is no shortage of life drawing lessons but these seem to be the only classes in which live animals – owls – are doing the modelling.

Digital revolution: how technology has changed what it means to be an artist
By Helen Lewis - 09 July 12:46

A new exhibition at the Barbican shows how the technology behind video games is turbocharging the human imagination. But is it art? (Yes.) 

In the Frame: Augmented Summer
By Tom Humberstone - 04 July 12:10

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Holy water: these talismanic bottles are thought to have been made by Irish Catholics
Gods in bottles and concrete crocodiles: British Folk Art at Tate Britain
By Philip Hoare - 03 July 11:05

This stuff is beyond classification; that is part of its appeal. It is Britain’s feral past.

Promo sample from Ben Westwood's Clint Eastwood-inspired collection. Photo: Rodney Westwood
Ben Westwood recruits Julian Assange to model his latest fashion collection
By Daisy Lafarge - 27 June 13:19

Dame Vivienne's son will give the Wikileaks founder his modelling debut.

“Keep Calm and Carry On” conquered the world, but it was too mundane for World War II
By Henry Irving - 27 June 12:01

Designed on this day 75 years ago, the iconic poster was surprisingly not seen in public until 2001.

In the Frame: The Politicians-Trying-To-Pass-As-Human Cup
By Tom Humberstone - 27 June 10:45

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Poet and provocateur: Pasolini on location in Italy, 1970s. Photo: Mondadori via Getty
St Paul, Caravaggio and the agonised Catholicism of Pasolini
By Ian Thomson - 26 June 10:00

San Paolo, published posthumously in 1977 and presented here for the first time in English as St Paul, is Pasolini’s screenplay for the life of the apostle. 

Marina Abramović at the opening of 512 Hours at the Serpentine, 9 June 2014. Photo: Getty Images
Marina Abramović's 512 Hours at the Serpentine shows the self-indulgent side of anti-materialism
By Daisy Lafarge - 23 June 11:30

The performance artist's latest blockbuster work empties Hyde Park's Serpentine Gallery, and makes visitors the subjects of the piece - but its radical anti-materialism feels flat.

In the Frame: the DeHobo 5000
By Tom Humberstone - 20 June 11:34

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Grundon Waste Management Facility. Photo: Copyright the Science Museum
Leather shoes, a bag of drugs and £5.08: the untold stories behind what we bin
By Anoosh Chakelian - 17 June 16:41

Sometimes art is a load of rubbish. A new exhibition at the Science Museum invites visitors to rummage through bags of waste to experience the value, volume, and variety of what we throw away.

In the Frame: A very British network
By Tom Humberstone - 13 June 10:26

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In the Frame: Spelunking in the mind of Nick Clegg
By Tom Humberstone - 06 June 13:47

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People wave the Portuguese flag during a protest against government's austerity policies in 2012. Photo: Getty
Why I’ll be cheering for Portugal, not Brazil, in the World Cup
By Oliver Farry - 04 June 15:08

Brazil tends to eclipse the very land whose colonial undertakings shaped it and gave birth to it – Portugal.

In the Frame: Imagine my...
By Tom Humberstone - 30 May 9:04

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From windmills to modernism: Piet Mondrian’s long journey towards a true style
By Michael Prodger - 29 May 17:00

The new exhibition at the Turner Contemporary gallery explores the artist's 25-year development from unremarkable Dutch landscapist to cerebral star of rectilinear cubism.

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