American artist Harry Smith in a room at the hotel in 1969. Photograph: Getty Images

‘I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel” goes Leonard Cohen’s song, marking his fondness for the hotel that served as a byword for the altern(...)

The Fernand Léger painting which has been revealed a fake. Photograph: Guggenheim Venice

Physicists have used advanced technology to prove that a valuable painting held in the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice is a fake. They are certa(...)

'Are you Really Syrious', 1953, oil on panel, 53.5 x 91.5 cm

The surrealist artist and writer Leonora Carrington died in Mexico in 2011. She was 94, and had led an eventful and productive life, from reluctant d(...)

The best time to visit Venice
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  • March 16, 2013, 06:00

March is the best month to visit Venice, with the lowest number of tourists and the best room rates – even at the newly reopened and restored 1(...)