Five ways hospitals are using art to help cancer patients

From meditation rooms to murals, the NHS is using creativity to alleviate patient stress and anxiety and make cancer treatment easier

Information and imagination: why technology isn’t killing creativity

Critics say that technology is compromising our ability to be creative but, if used correctly, it could have the opposite outcome entirely

City of Culture boost gives Hull new life

City of Culture Hull Minster royal ballet performance

Hull has successfully reinvented itself as a sustained city of culture and tourist destination

Sharing art and french savoir faire

Compelled by budget cuts at home, French museums are looking overseas to establish outposts – in return for foreign cash

Top French innovators

It may be news to most Brits, but France is home to generations of inventive pioneers, as Agnès C. Poirier reports

The art of French cinema

The French love affair with the silver screen has produced some memorable and thought-provoking movies, as Jonathan Romney reports

Is art still elitist?

The internationally successful artist, credited with changing the face of commercial art publishing in the UK, Mackenzie Thorpe argues it’s not art that’s elitist – it’s the hangers-on

Lessons from great artists

Cosmetic surgery should be much more than a medical procedure. Arguably it is an art that bestows beauty in the way great artists painted or sculpted beautiful forms, writes Peter Archer