Fifty Shades and The Duke of Burgundy offer wildly different visions of S&M. How do film-makers create convincing erotic cinema? Lucy Scholes takes a look.
It’s hard to believe that Monet, Degas and Renoir once faced hostility from the art world. Alastair Sooke reveals how one man changed everything.
A master of reinvention, Madonna challenges conventions with her changing look. Katya Foreman looks at the many styles of the queen of pop.
Western depictions of the Ottomans range from terrible foe to exotic paradise. How did artists get over their horror of the orient? Alastair Sooke reports.
Ahead of a huge retrospective at MoMA in New York, the exhibition’s curator looks back at the work of a truly unique artist.
Several including 1862, 1899 and 1950, could be considered literature’s very best. But one year towers above these, writes Jane Ciabattari.
From relaxed sensuality at Céline to sombre sculptures at Comme des Garçons – Susie Lau spots the most interesting looks on the catwalk in the French capital.
The week’s best arts and culture reads – including Christopher Plummer’s contempt for The Sound of Music, the Minecraft inventor’s downward spiral and more.