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Learn to mind your mannerism

    Once dismissed as excessively lavish and overly distorted, the art of the late Renaissance does offer some delights

    Masterpieces from Buckingham Palace at the Queen’s Gallery

      The Queen’s Gallery can be overlooked but the art there weakens the knees

      Sad souls in a happy encounter

        The juxtaposition of Tracey Emin and Edvard Munch is a revelation, shedding light on both painters’ work

        Zanele Muholi, Tate Modern

          Zanele Muholi’s self-portraits are magical

          How artists have recognised the beauty of masks

            They are new to many of us now, but artists have long been fans of face coverings

            Forget The Queen’s Gambit, here’s the real art of chess

              The game has been inspiring creative minds for centuries

              The Japanese by Christopher Harding, review — an impressive history

                A marvellous study of a nation in 20 memorable characters

                Arctic — Culture and Climate at the British Museum

                  A show that needs more grit and less propaganda

                  The Sin exhibition at the National Gallery

                    Sin is a terrific subject for a show, if treated with curiosity and respect, but this is dumbing down

                    Polly Morgan’s How to Behave at Home at the Bomb Factory; The Royal Academy’s Winter Exhibition

                      A fabulously unique show that will have you squirming