Goya’s unflinching cycle of drawings, The Disasters of War, are the most searing works of art ever to deal with conflict, argues Alastair Sooke.
The legendary country singer’s cartoonish image can seem at odds with her towering ambition and success. Katya Foreman explains why the joke’s on us.
During WWI, artists created optical illusions on water with camouflage ‘dazzle paintings’. Now a sculptor and a painter have revived the technique.
Take a literary bar crawl with BBC Culture as Hephzibah Anderson reveals how booze and books make such fine bedfellows.
Writers like Fitzgerald, Nabokov and Wharton have all perfectly captured the beauty and corruption of the French Riviera. Jane Ciabattari explores its appeal.
How would we market the shades favoured by famous artists? As BP fails in its attempt to trademark green, BBC Culture checks out the pigments of great painters.
As Japan’s revolutionary Shinkansen turns 50, Jonathan Glancey salutes a design classic that changed railway travel around the world.
Oscar-winner Paul Haggis’ new film Third Person is inspired in part by Howard Hawks comedies. Alison Bailes speaks to the director about his movie influences.
‘Leaked’ Star Wars footage, Ridley Scott’s Exodus – and John Kerry strumming a classical guitar – how do they fare against vintage classics?
The neon sign has lit up downtown areas from Las Vegas to London for more than 100 years. But is its cheerful glow in danger of being snuffed out?