Through the lens of history

The National Gallery’s autumn blockbuster aims to explore photography’s evolving relationship with the Old Masters. But, Jackie Wullschlager asks, where are today’s defining practitioners?

Phoenix rising

The Biennale des Antiquaires is staging an energetic comeback for its 26th edition

Let us adore them

It’s been a good year for painters, male dancers and female pop stars – tempered by heroic dissidence and untimely death, writes Jan Dalley