Harry Cluff

Nijinsky’s last dance

The great dancer Vaslav Nijinsky’s astonishing revival after decades of madness ranks as one of the most mysterious events in art – he found it in himself to have one last dance.

Painting by numbers

The fortunes and friendships of Maurice Princet – mathematician and ‘godfather’ of Cubism – testify to the enduring link between art and abstraction.

When artists retrain

The fine hand of the artist and the musician has gone a long way for some of history’s great and terrible figures.

Alexander Mosaic (detail), House of the Faun, Pompeii

Like so many Alexanders

Few historical figures have left such a lasting impression on such a variety of cultures as Alexander the Great.

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