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'Autobiographical Comic Strip,' Today's Comic by Tom Van Deusen

Joseph Cornell: The man who put the world in a box

Joseph Cornell never travelled but he still ‘collected’ far-flung locales by creating unique dioramas that functioned as 3D scrapbooks. Alastair Sooke reports.<p>Ever since antiquity, when jobbing sculptors and painters moved around the shores of the Mediterranean hunting for future commissions, …


The dark side of The Kiss

In a series that highlights a momentous year in three cities, Dr James Fox explains why Vienna in 1908 foreshadowed the creative and destructive future of the 20th Century.<p>At the turn of the last century, Vienna was a gilded city of tradition and splendour, at the centre of the oldest empire in …

Gustav Klimt

Inside the secretive world of the art market

Why do some artists command such eye-watering prices, while others’ works are worthless? Will Gompertz visits an auction house in London to find out.<p>Art is unlike any other commodity. The normal rules of economics simply do not apply. There is almost never a price tag; instead the buyer must …


The strange side of Degas

A new exhibition of rare Edgar Degas monotypes reveals a more daring and experimental side to the artist.

The secret Nazi history of porcelain

Porcelain is associated with everyday objects – but at the heart of the white material is a dark story of obsession, power and purity. Edmund de Waal explains.<p>European craftsmen first worked out how to make porcelain in the 18th Century, in the German city of Dresden.<p>Augustus the Strong, ruler of …


How Klee’s ‘angel of history’ took flight

Paul Klee’s famous angel appears tossed by the rough winds of history – and the drawing itself has been blown about the world by tragic events. Jason Farago tells the story of an icon.<p>He stands slack-jawed, his four front teeth protruding from his open mouth like uneven stalactites. His head is …