Eight exhibitions to see

Old Masters, Victorian photographers and Francis Bacon all feature in our round-up of the best current and upcoming exhibitions

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

Gallery: Monet and Architecture

An upcoming National Gallery exhibition brings together Monet’s paintings of buildings, bridges and other architecture

Where fine art meets high-end living

Across the world, luxury property developments are making modern art part of the furniture

Gallery: 10 Leonardo da Vinci masterpieces

A selection of the Italian master’s greatest paintings

Gallery: Impressionists in London

Tate Britain presents artistic visions of the capital by Monet, Pissaro and Tissot

Exhibition preview: Cézanne Portraits

The National Portrait Gallery’s latest blockbuster features 50 paintings by the influential French artist

Seven brilliant things to do in October

Including London Film Festival, Oktoberfest and opera at the V&A

10 brilliant things to do in September

Your essential guide to the month ahead

Don’t sneer at selfies

Kim Kardashian and van Gogh have more in common than you might think

Gallery: London Art Week

More than 40 galleries across the capital are joining forces for a week of fine art

Let’s stop pointing our camera phones at every single thing

If you’re lucky enough to see something truly remarkable, keep your phone in your pocket

Eight exhibitions to see

From Rembrandt to Grayson Perry, an eclectic selection of exhibitions to visit in the coming months

Exhibition preview: Alberto Giacometti at Tate Modern

The major retrospective features more than 250 works by the Swiss artist

The Diary: your essential what’s on guide

Your indispensable guide to the best theatre, film, sport and more coming up in the next seven days

A visitor looks at a selection of paintings, at the press view for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2006, the world's largest open contemporary art exhibition showcasing work by unknown and emerging artists

How the Royal Academy is dramatically reinventing itself

To mark its 250th anniversary next year, the RA is to undergo an extensive redevelopment

Jordan Spieth playing at the Masters, Augusta, in 2015

The Diary: your essential what’s on guide

Your indispensable guide to the best theatre, film, sport, restaurants and much more

Camera action: Rankin’s top photography tips

The acclaimed British photographer on the importance of experimentation and atmosphere

What art from North Korea looks like

A new exhibition in London offers a rare glimpse of the kind of art that is permitted in North Korea

Exhibition preview: David Hockney at Tate Britain

The six-decade spanning retrospective opens on February 9

Gallery: Inside the new Design Museum

The Design Museum has a spectacular new home in the old Commonwealth Insititute

Gallery: Bob Dylan’s new art exhibition

The latest collection of paintings by the newly-crowned Nobel Laureate is set to be unveiled in London

Animal magic at the V&A

Conservation Couture: The Animal Ball Collection is an exhibition in aid of a good cause

How to buy contemporary art

A guide to picking out the perfect artwork and the pitfalls to avoid