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Among the Trees, Hayward Gallery; Aubrey Beardsley, Tate Britain

    This green show tells us little about its subject — and creates a big carbon footprint in the process

    Titian: Love, Desire, Death at National Gallery

      Titian’s masterly Poesies are united for the first time at the National Gallery, and Waldemar Januszczak is awestruck

      British Surrealism, Dulwich Picture Gallery

        A new exhibition shows that too many British surrealists substituted whimsy and pretension for a darker art

        The Art Mysteries: finding the secret meanings of famous paintings

          Waldemar Januszczak’s new series on BBC4 finds out the truth about works by Van Gogh, Cézanne, Gauguin and Seurat

          Masculinities, Barbican; Steve McQueen, Tate Modern

            A carefully curated show at the Barbican avoids the obvious in its exploration of how masculinity is portrayed, both in art and in society, says Waldemar Januszczak

            James Turrell, Pace Gallery

              In a riveting installation, James Turrell shows his mastery of time, light and space. Get ready to gawp

              Warhol by Blake Gopnik review — the truth about the pop art pioneer

                The artist spent his career hiding his private life from the world. This exhaustive biography lays bare an artistic genius, from his sex life and eccentric mother to lies about his aristocratic background.

                Radical Figures, Whitechapel Gallery

                  A fascinating exhibition in London showcases 10 artists shaking up our most basic art form: painting.

                  Mary Beard’s views on the nude in art is not the whole picture

                    The academic calls depictions of the naked form ‘soft porn for the elite’. She’s behind the curve

                    Van Eyck: An Optical Revolution; Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Ghent

                      Van Eyck may not have invented oil paints, but he mastered them in an exceptional way, as this enlightening show in Belgium proves