How the rainbow illuminates the enduring mystery of physics
How E E Cummings’s most famous love poem reaches towards transcendence of self
How a focus on the present moment has given David Hockney many lives
Light, geometry and symbolism: how Jean Nouvel’s architecture reimagines culture
An artist finds rich pickings in the sprawling mundanity of a Walmart store
Dazzling macro photography reveals the marvels of chemicals meeting
Stephen Fry loathes dancing. To understand better, see it performed – in dance
Why Socrates believed that sexual desire is the first step towards righteousness
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The flickering ray of hope in the stark loneliness of Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks
Simplicity or style: what makes a sentence a masterpiece?
The concrete buildings of Brutalism are beautiful
What do clothes say?
Frank Lloyd Wright on why architecture should be about ideas and ideals
What can Ansel Adams’s enduring photography teach us in the age of Instagram?
Sport is not just about athleticism: beauty matters too
How beards put a brave face on threatened masculinity
Christopher R Oldstone-Moore
The history of ugliness shows that there is no such thing
Gretchen E Henderson
Bucket lists are a good way to ruin the experience of nature
Why physics needs art to help picture the universe
Music is marvellous, but not mysterious: an interview with Lydia Goehr
Richard Feynman on why science adds beauty in the Universe: it does not subtract
The brevity and beauty of Yeats’s verses reveal poetry’s enduring significance
Why do audiences thrill to the negative emotions of horror fiction?
Discover the secret geometry of beauty – the mathematics of form and pattern
How wonder – the linchpin of inspiration and inquiry – makes humans unique
How Cézanne’s masterwork pushed painting towards experimentation and abstraction
Rise of the ripped
Can philosophy and morals be transmitted through a painting?
This is the final resting place of your cast-off clothing