Many of us know what it’s like to be in a state of creative flow. Do you have to wait for inspiration to strike, or can you hack ‘the zone’?
It’s not always easy to be hyper-productive on your own. Could remote ‘work gyms’ be the answer to getting your best work done?
Plastic visors are widely used to protect people in shops, bars and beauty salons from the coronavirus. But is a visor enough protection from airborne infection?
How can the economic outlook appear so bleak, while economists remain upbeat? Not all recessions affect people equally.
A simple mathematical mistake may explain why many people underestimate the dangers of coronavirus, shunning social distancing, masks and hand-washing.
Campaigners recognise that often the most effective way to tackle climate change is through our emotions – something artists can tap into, writes Gaia Vince in the second of our series celebrating 50 years of Earth Day.
From social media to street art, masks are cropping up everywhere. Deborah Nicholls-Lee finds images around the world reflecting what’s going on now.
In these strange times, many are reporting experiencing more vivid dreams than usual. Cath Pound asks psychotherapist Philippa Perry how art can help us understand them – and ourselves.
How have artists portrayed epidemics over the centuries – and what can the artworks tell us about then and now? Emily Kasriel explores the art of plague from the Black Death to current times.
Art historians are exploring their collections through a climate lens, revealing overlooked connections between our past and present, writes Diego Arguedas Ortiz.
As a new exhibition opens in Helsinki, Cath Pound explores our complicated relationship with masterpieces.
Great works of art contain touches of strangeness that, once seen, unlock deeper meaning. Kelly Grovier reveals examples from paintings including The Scream and The Kiss.
A new exhibition explores how John Heartfield’s powerful photomontages waged a war on the lies and propaganda of Hitler’s Germany.
The extraordinary story of the legendary beauty Lizzie Siddal is both surprising and tragic, and led to a strange myth that persists today. Lucinda Hawksley explores her legacy.
The Venetian master’s Bacchus and Ariadne is an iconic portrayal of falling in love. But it could also contain one of the greatest depictions of breaking wind, reveals Kelly Grovier.
Private dinners where men discuss feelings and equality have taken off in Sweden. But the concept isn’t without controversy.