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Florence Hallett

The genius, and lies, of Joseph Beuys

On his centenary, Germany’s best-known post-war artist remains as influential – and contentious – as ever.

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Hondalea: Where art can be found amidst the abyss

A stunning new sculpture in a disused Spanish lighthouse seems to offer a portal to the earth’s core.

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The tale of how Picasso's art went primal

FLORENCE HALLETT investigates how the painter’s discovery of ancient Iberian art changed his work forever.

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Was Nero the victim of a conspiracy?

Marble bust of Nero. Italy, around AD 55. Photo by Francesco Piras. With permission of the Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali e per il Turismo ̶ Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Cagliari.

The uncaring tyrant of legend may actually have been a pragmatic politician betrayed and then belittled by his opponent

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Napoleon the art thief

A new book and exhibition focuses on the emperor’s appetite for the paintings and sculptures of the lands he conquered.

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How David Hockney is springing back

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The rebirth of Francis Bacon

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The art of human touch

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Henri Matisse: An artist fascinated by the written word

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The creativity that survives in North Korea's repressive state

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From page to canvas: the reading and writing of Vincent Van Gogh

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Jacques-Henri Lartigue: The man who captured the world as it sped up

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Altered reality: The artwork of Jan van Eyck

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The artistic spirit that could not be silenced by the Nazis

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Culture clubs: The bohemian nightclubs and cabarets that shaped modern art

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Paul Cézanne: The master to Picasso and Henri Matisse

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Mega manga: Why the traditional artform is perfectly suited to the digital age

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FLORENCE HALLETT: A colourful history

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FLORENCE HALLETT: Watching the Watchers

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John Ruskin: the revolutionary reactionary

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FLORENCE HALLETT: Virtual Vermeer

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Mum’s the work - the artist that made his mother his muse

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David Bomberg: Better late than never

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