Flower to the people

In Italy, fashion is all about the conversation piece. Charlie Porter chimes in

Pretty as a picture

Designers often cite art as inspiration for their collections. But at what point does homage become rip-off?

Fibre optics

Tapestry, cloth, wool: it’s everywhere. Fabric-based art is not just a female medium

Cast of thousands

Jackie Wullschlager reviews Bronze, the Royal Academy’s bravura display of artworks from four continents and five millennia

Phoenix rising

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