The inspirations behind the collections of this year’s 28 fashion graduates from LSAD are as diverse as their expression in form and fabric often c(...)

‘Les Femmes D’Alger’ by Picasso sold for €179.4 million

The extraordinary boom in the international art market continued this week with world-record auction prices established for painting and sculpture. On(...)

Not only does unrequited love fuel great art, it seems to enliven and energise those tormented by it. Above, WB Yeats and the object of his unwanted affections, Maud Gonne

Very few people, if they’re being honest, have not felt the glorious pain of unreturned love. Yearning is one of the most exquisite types of agony (...)

Venice Rowback Authorities in Venice have overturned a ban on large cruise ships sailing into St Mark’s basin, introduced in August 2014 to pro(...)

Sleeper, by Mark Wallinger

Tulca Festival of Visual Arts 2014: Neutral Various venues, Galway ****   Curator Alison Prior – best-known for her work with (...)

Damien Hirst in front of one of his works. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

In the museum business – if you can look on it as a business for a moment – it is said that if you want a surefire winner of an exhibition, one tha(...)

‘Still Life, Vase with Daisies and Poppies’ was painted just weeks before Van Gogh’s death

The world’s billionaire art collectors have plenty to bid for in the big November art auctions in New York. The star lot is at Sotheby’s which will of(...)

Sotheby’s employees hanging the ‘Le Boulevard Monmartre, matinee de printemps’ by Camille Pissaro, at their showroom in central London, which was sold for £19.9 million, almost five times the previous record for a single work by the impressionist artist. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Sotheby’s made its highest ever London sale yesterday with an auction of impressionist, modern and surrealist art, a day after rival Christie’s set a (...)

Detail from Sunset at Montmajour by Vincent Van Gogh. Photograph: Van Gogh Museum

A long-lost Vincent Van Gogh painting, the first full-size canvas by the Dutch master discovered since 1928, has been identified by the Dutch Van Gogh(...)

Life’s work: Miss O’Murphy d’après Boucher, from 1976. Photograph courtesy of the National Gallery of Ireland

Micheal Farrell died in Cardet, in southern France, in 2000. For a long time he’d fought a cruel, exhausting battle with cancer, showing exceptional e(...)