What is there in absinthe that makes it a separate cult? Even in ruin and in degradation it remains a thing apart.’ The Green Goddess haunted a nation and fuelled its art, including that of Degas, Sickert and Toulouse-Lautrec.
The body matters, more than at any other time in history. Where should a history of the body in art begin, asks Nicholas Blincoe.
Sarah Lucas explores sexual attitudes using hosiery, fried eggs, chicken and pork. A C Grayling looks at the meaning behind the touring