As the masters celebrate big anniversaries, who reaches more powerfully across the centuries – and who deserves to hit the canvas?
Van Gogh comes to London, Keith Haring scribbles over Liverpool, Jean Nouvel gets weird in Qatar, and the V&A hits top gear
It broke the record for the most expensive painting ever sold, but the image of Jesus has come under fire with many doubting its authenticity
Salvator Mundi was confirmed as an authentic old master just six years ago, having sold for £45 at auction in 1958
In championing the likes of Fragonard, Rubens and Titian, Jeff Koons’ line of Louis Vuitton accessories brings high art to the high street – and shows off his sincere passion for painting
From old masters to new visionaries, this year’s City of Culture offers a wealth of sensual treats amid a tide of human history