Provocative artist Banksy has revealed a 20m high artwork in New York to draw attention to the imprisonment of Zehra Dogan, a Kurdish painter from Turkey.
Presenter of epic new series Civilisations PROFESSOR MARY BEARD discusses expanding the programme to 31 countries, bold debates about the nature of civilisation, and the significance of a face-to-face encounter with some ancient Egyptian cake.
For centuries, the orange pigment was sourced from a toxic mineral. Kelly Grovier looks at a hue that alchemists believed was crucial to creating the Philosopher’s Stone – and which allows art to swivel between different states of being.
Images of the fierce animal are so commonplace in art as to be overlooked. Alastair Sooke explores the meaning of this enduring icon.