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Sean Scully: ‘Fatherhood has given my art a new lease of life’

The prolific artist on how doing the school run in his 70s has brought a fresh dynamism to his work

Salzburg Festival: High-brow culture in a historic city

The annual celebration of theatre, opera and classical music is the perfect excuse to visit a stunning corner of Austria

Sir Peter Blake interview: ‘I’m a jobbing artist, a journeyman’

The Pop Art pioneer chats to William Cook about childhood, the importance of drawing and teaching Ian Dury

The art that got away

Throughout history, masterpieces have been stolen or destroyed, but it’s the ones that vanish which hold a special fascination

Vienna: A modern city with history at its heart

The Austrian capital is a stunning place to visit – and without the crowds of Europe’s major cities

Anton Mosimann interview: ‘I’m proud to be a chef’

The legendary Swiss chef on bread and butter pudding, cooking for prime ministers and why swearing is banned in his kitchen

Leiden: The eccentric city that’s worth leaving Amsterdam for

One of the Netherlands’ hidden gems is only a short hop from the capital

Dublin’s best museums and galleries

Discover fine art, archaeology, military history and much more in the Republic of Ireland’s capital

Ken Dodd: a comic genius who inspired true devotion

What set Dodd apart wasn’t his one-liners, but his ability to build an extraordinary rapport with his audience

Brussels deserves a break – and is a good place for one

There’s a lot more to Belgium’s capital than EU politics

The rotten king with an exquisite taste in art

The Royal Academy’s new exhibition reunites paintings from Charles I’s legendary collection

The artist who lived with war and Warhol

Philip Pearlstein on his memories of flat-sharing with Andy Warhol and how military service prepared him for life as an artist

National Trust hidden gems

William Cook on the unheralded National Trust properties that keep drawing him back

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How the Gibraltar Open is rocking the chessboard

Chess is no longer a mind gym for badly dressed men

The painting that inspired Finnish independence

A new exhibition at the National Gallery marks 100 years of Finland’s independence

Gerald Scarfe interview: ‘Donald Trump is fantastic to draw, but Brexit is boring’

The great cartoonist reflects on the art of satire, drawing in war zones and the gentler side of his work

Trujillo is Spain’s unspoilt gem

This citadel of the conquistadors is off the beaten track but well worth seeking out

When visiting Berlin, go west

West Berlin is becoming more trendy, but the ambience of the old city remains

Edinburgh’s other festival

Venture beyond the Fringe for the excellent Edinburgh Art Festival

The uncertain future of our summer holidays

Getting away has never been simpler, but the travel industry is unsure where to go next

His fair lady: Givenchy on his devotion to Audrey Hepburn

The designer remembers the most elegant of creative friendships

The real secret of Swiss watch craft: apprentices

Lots of people argue about what makes the Swiss watch business different. I think I’ve met the answer

One’s watch

Even queens wear Patek Philippe, says William Cook

Brenners Hotel. Photo: © Baden-Baden Kur & Tourismus

The naked jape

For a nude dip in the spa, high-stakes drama atthe casino, or both, Baden-Baden is a place torelax in the grand old style, says William Cook