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Waldemar Januszczak on the art of making out and the National Gallery’s top paintings

    Science may not be able to explain it, but artists show us the meaning of kissing

    Waldemar Januszczak on the history behind the film The Dig

      There’s more at stake than treasure in the story we tell about Sutton Hoo

      Chaïm Soutine: his best paintings

        He may have lived squalidly, but the studious painter was no oik

        How Covid changed the art world

          The pandemic has laid waste to the industry, with last year’s biennales the casualties. Good — it’s time we returned to basics and put people back in the picture

          Having a blue period? Try a pick-me-up from a virtual tribute artist

            While galleries remain shut, fans of Picasso and Hockney are giving art lovers daily doses of culture with social media accounts showing off their work

            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