British prime minister David Cameron and German chancellor Angela Merkel view a 1953 Volkswagen, during their visit to the British Museum to attend “Germany: Memories of a Nation”. Photograph: EPA

Wrapped well against the cold, queues of people lined the street outside the British Museum on Wednesday to see an exhibition that features a porce(...)

Art historian Meike Hoffmann speaks to the media regarding the seizure in 2011 of 1,500 paintings from Cornelius Gurlitt. A newly discovered self-portrait of the German painter Otto Dix is visible on the screen in the foreground. Photograph: Johannes Simon/Getty Images

His yellow face half in shadow, a long cigarette smoking from its red tip, Otto Dix rose from the dead yesterday after 44 years in the grave.A previou(...)

From the exhibition Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe: a detail of Chafariz del Rey, in the Alfama district of Lisbon, from about 1570-80. Photograph: Berardo Collection

Both the title of the fine little portrait and the name of the painter lead you to expect a standard Renaissance image. It is captioned Portrai(...)