Peter Hughes

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Natural phenomena: David Hockney at the Royal Academy – in pictures

This exhibition at London's Royal Academy of large landscapes by Hockney includes vivid depictions of Yorkshire woodland, new film works (made using 18 cameras) and iPad pieces, alongside older paintings

David Hockney's pool painting set to sell for record amount for a living artist

A swimming pool painting by David Hockney could become the most valuable work of art by a living artist sold at auction.<p>Christie’s in New York announced on Thursday that it was selling Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) with an estimate in the region of $80m (£61m). The painting, a star …

David Hockney

For sale: treasures of wartime French spy who used art as his cover story

The early life of Daniel Cordier reads like something out of a John le Carré thriller: soldier, spy, resistance hero, art dealer. After parachuting into Nazi-occupied France in 1942 aged 22 on the orders of the exiled General Charles de Gaulle in London, Cordier worked with the leader of the French …

France

Checklist & Tips on How to Photograph Your Vacation

<b>by</b> Jessica Ruscello<b>in</b> How To, Photography Tips No Comments<p>23 Aug 2018<p>Checklist & Tips on How to Photograph Your Vacation<p>Those sweet vacation moments …

Photography Tips

You Have To Love An Introvert Differently

<b>You have to love us patiently.</b><p>As an introvert, we like to take things slow. You have to accept that it is simply how we are wired — we reflect on …

How can I switch from Hotmail to Gmail?

I’ve used Hotmail from the late 90s. All my friends and family use Gmail and I feel like a dinosaur with clunky old Hotmail. Apart from looking like I’ve finally entered the 21st century, what are the benefits of switching from Hotmail to Gmail? And, given everyone I’ve ever known has my Hotmail …

Hotmail

Trump v the art world: from a gold toilet to his latest culture war

Last February, Fox News commentator Sean Hannity challenged his detractors to criticise a portrait ofDonald Trump painted by the arch-conservative artist Jon McNaughton. “The ‘left,’” Hannity wrote on Twitter, “loves art, and especially taxpayer funded art that is ‘provocative.’” He wanted to see …

U.S. State Department

Image: Un paseo por el Art Nouveau, un movimiento artístico integral ...

Sacha Baron Cohen's scheme to arm toddlers isn't far from reality

The first episode of Sacha Baron Cohen’s new series, Who is America?, launched on Sunday, with guns blazing. One of the most talked-about segments of the show, titled Kill or Be Killed, involves Baron Cohen posing as Col Erran Morad, an Israeli security expert who has devised a “Kinderguardians” …

Totalitarianism in the age of Trump: lessons from Hannah Arendt

The political theorist who wrote about the Nazis and ‘the banality of evil’ in the 60s has become a surprise bestseller. Should we heed her warning that protesting just feeds the chaos?<p>In the scramble to make sense of the post-inauguration world, Amazon has been forced to restock a few key titles: …

Libraries: Where the world’s memory is stored

A new book celebrates some of the world’s most beautiful libraries, with many of its entries in Europe. Cameron Laux looks at how they have carried knowledge through the ages, surviving 10th-Century raids – and looting by a 21st-Century crime ring.<p>If you are a fan of minimalism, you might want to …

‘The closest I’ve ever come in printing to what it’s like to paint’ | Christie's

How David Hockney’s love of technology, passion for innovation and experiments with a photocopier resulted in his ‘Home Made Prints’ series — …

‘Cézanne wouldn’t do what portrait painters were expected to do’ | Christie's

Paul Cézanne has long been acknowledged as a defining influence on 20th-century art, yet his figurative work has hitherto been relatively …

A visceral Canadian vision crosses the Atlantic

At 34, Andrew Salgado is the youngest person to have a solo exhibition at The Canada Gallery at the Canadian High Commission in London<p>Across the street from Trafalgar Square in London, a little gallery is working to change international impressions of Canadian art. The Canada Gallery at the …

The unspeakable cruelty of Trump’s child-migrant camps

<i>Sarah Kendzior is a St. Louis, Mo.-based political commentator and author of</i> The View from Flyover Country: Dispatches from the Forgotten America.<p>Under the direction of Donald Trump and Attorney-General Jeff Sessions, the U.S. government has snatched roughly 2,000 children of asylum seekers from …

Back pain: how to live with one of the world’s biggest health problems

The most common cause of disability is a condition as old as time itself. But is the industry that has built up around scans, injections and opioids a waste of time?<p>My alarm went off one morning about 18 months ago and I woke up to realise I was in agony. It was my back. I tried moving, I tried …

Binge-drink Britain: how one weekend bender can ruin your life

Just one big night out drinking can lead to pancreatitis – a painful and potentially fatal illness. Young people describe how their lives changed dramatically overnight<p>In her bedroom in Clacton-on-Sea, on the Essex coast, 16-year-old Somer Lawrence perfects her Tim Burton-themed Halloween costume. …

The baroque delights of Antwerp

Antwerp was once the mighty cog that turned world trade. Sitting at the mouth of the River Scheldt, it dominated international 16th-century markets in sugar, spices and textiles. Today it is still an improbably cosmopolitan place for its size, but is better known for its international diamond …

Antwerp

30 behaviors that will make you unstoppable

A lot of people are good at what they do. Some are even elite. A select few are completely unstoppable.<p>Those who are unstoppable are in their own …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Supreme Court Decision Delivers Blow To Workers' Rights

<b>Updated at 7:08 p.m. ET</b><p>In a case involving the rights of tens of millions of private sector employees, the U.S. Supreme Court, by a 5-4 vote, delivered a major blow to workers, ruling for the first time that workers may not band together to challenge violations of federal labor laws.<p>Writing for the …

Class Action

A 36-year-old who learned to invest like Warren Buffett explains Buffett's No. 1 rule

When Danielle Town found herself burnt out and even starting to get sick from her work as a corporate attorney, she knew she didn't want to keep …

The Sunday Essay: Britain, headquarters of fraud | Oliver Bullough

The UK is at the centre of global corruption: shell companies that launder dirty money can be set up with ease. But when a whistleblower showed just how easy it is, he faced the full force of the law<p>Officials get fed up with accusations that Britain is a cesspool of dirty money; that they do too …

Live like a Rockefeller — Gauguin’s La Vague | Christie's

Loic Gouzer, Co-Chairman of Post-War and Contemporary Art at Christie’s, reflects on the remarkable personal connections he has with a painting that …

The pigment made of human remains – and more surprising hues

A pigment derived from the remains of ancient Egyptians is one of the surprises in a new book taking a forensic look at art history’s greatest colours, finds Kelly Grovier.<p>Colour is the soul of art. It’s what pulls us into the over-ripening gold of Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers and what whorls our …

Artists

Will Gina Haspel, Trump’s nominee to head the CIA, be rewarded for torture?

<i>Erna Paris is the author of</i> The Sun Climbs Slow: The International Criminal Court and the Struggle for Justice<p>Although ordinarily somnolent, the black dog of unaddressed history will sometimes warn about obscured misdeeds. U.S. President Donald Trump’s nomination of Gina Haspel to head the Central …

Why the Catholic Church must commit to women’s equality

<i>Michael W. Higgins is a distinguished professor of Catholic Thought at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn.</i><p>One of the highlights of the liturgical year, for me at least, when I was a seminarian in the mid-1960s, was the steak-and-wine celebration immediately following the Holy Thursday mass. …

Canada 150 research chairs draw scientists fleeing Trump, guns and Brexit

The day after Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election, Alan Aspuru-Guzik, a prominent professor of chemistry at Harvard University, picked up the phone and called Canada.<p>For Dr. Aspuru-Guzik, who specializes in developing advanced materials for energy generation, the 2016 result was a …

Seven ways ... to cope with pain

Acute pain is a necessary evil, an essential response to danger and a natural part of the healing process. Too much of it, and for too long, can be serious – but there are ways to manage it Continue reading...

It's 2030 and you're going on holiday

Welcome to the future of travel<b>.</b><p>Your holiday starts where it always has: sprawled on your couch, with a half-eaten pizza balanced precariously on one …