Gilding among the grime

The English sculptor tells Rachel Spence about her first permanent public artwork in the UK, a frieze for the Whitechapel Gallery

Great and small

Artist Vicken Parsons’ miniature, inward-looking paintings are the antithesis of her husband Antony Gormley’s monumental statements

The buying game

Rachel Spence on a scheme that aims to encourage the growing number of contemporary art collectors in the sub-continent

The masterpieces that never were

From Mr Eric Scigliano. Sir, In her insightful review of a show of drawings by Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo Buonarroti, Rachel Spence refers to the fresco Michelangelo was to produce for the Palazzo Vecchio as ‘The Battle of the Centaurs’

Embarrassment of riches

Two exhibitions in Italy demonstrate the effects of money and religion on the art of the Renaissance painter and his peers

Just Höller

The artist famous for his giant slides at Tate Modern explains why his latest project in Rome is both romantic and tragic

Perfectly formed

Toby Lester offers a compelling portrait of Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Vitruvian Man’, leavening scholarship with storytelling and graceful prose

In the line of fire

Frieze Art Fair’s young galleries section Frame this year includes the Sfeir-Semler gallery from Beirut. Discover the realities of making and selling art in a troubled and war-torn land

Out with a bang

This season’s exhibitions showcase the flair of the museum’s departing director, writes Rachel Spence

Arty political

For the first time, the British government’s century-old art collection is on show

Luminous legacy

A fine new museum devoted to him in the south of France will bring his work to a much wider public. Rachel Spence revels in the opening exhibition