Bodies like ours, but with completely different minds

The British Museum surveys ancient Greek sculptures of the human form

Published online: 26 March 2015

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Archaeologists believed the copy of spear-bearer had been destroyed in the Second World War

Published online: 25 March 2015

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Published online: 24 March 2015

Rubenshuis director says Clara Serena portrait ‘is by Rubens’

Work deaccessioned by Met fetched almost 20 times its auction estimate in 2013

Published online: 24 March 2015

William Pope.L wants to bring down the house

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Published online: 16 March 2015

China opens its door wider to foreign artists

Artists make their debuts, with a little help from their dealers

Published online: 15 March 2015


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