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El Greco: part of the 1575 version of Christ Driving the Traders from the Temple. Photograph: Minneapolis Institute of Art

Greco’s Virgin surges forward, draped in the vibrant blue that inspired Picasso, surfing on a thin crescent moon. The monumental painting measures mor(...)

IM Pei at the Louvre in Paris in 1989, just before the inauguration of the pyramid he designed as the museum’s new entrance. Photograph: Pierre Gleizes/AP

IM Pei, who began his long career designing buildings for a New York real-estate developer and ended it as one of the most revered architects in the w(...)

Rembrandt's Self-Portrait with Beret, Wide-Eyed, 1630. Photograph: Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

The Rijksmuseum celebrates the greatest painter of the Dutch Golden Age, the ninth child of a prosperous miller, with its ‘All the Rembrandts’(...)

Bacchante with a Panther:  a nude woman in the style of Giorgione and Titian dangles a dead bird before a leopard ridden by a naked child.

Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot (1796-1875) died soon after the Impressionists began exhibiting together, but his influence on the movement is undeniable.(...)

Padlocks at the Pont des Arts in Paris. The padlocks have been removed and replaced with glass panels. Photograph: Getty Images

On the night before Valentine’s Day, I went for a long walk around Paris and ended up, several miles later, on the Pont des Arts. Well, strictly spea(...)

Handout provided by the Swiss police shows what they believe to be the Ritratto di Isabella d’Este by Leonardo da Vinci. Italian investigators  have seized the  portrait from a Swiss vault after a tip-off. Photograph: Ticino police handout/Reuters

Italian investigators are looking into how a priceless masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci may have ended up in a bank vault in the Swiss city of Lugano.(...)