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Bridget Riley: a rare interview with the queen of op art on the eve of her Hayward Gallery retrospective

    The artist has been surprising and confounding us with her vivid paintings for 70 years. As a landmark retrospective opens at the Hayward Gallery this week, Waldemar Januszczak visits her at her home

    Pre‑Raphaelite Sisters, National Portrait Gallery

      This show about the women behind the bearded brotherhood turns up a neglected talent amid all those fuzzy muses

      Gauguin Portraits, National Gallery

        A tremendous event, filled with pictorial marvels: the National has mounted the show of the year

        The Turner prize shows the folly of lecturing us about politics. Kara Walker uses artistry to make her point at Tate Modern

          One of the good things about Tate Britain’s decision to tour the Turner prize around the country has been the interesting confrontations it has engineered between the location and the art. The first such effort, taking it to Londonderry in 2013, was an inspired piece of cultural diplomacy. Contemporary art and contemporary Derry may not […]

          Tim Walker, V&A; Mark Leckey, Tate Britain

            The photographer Tim Walker and maverick Mark Leckey plunge us into wild worlds that are surprisingly similar

            Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Corvi-Mora and Mona Hatoum, White Cube review — two exciting shows by women

              Private gallery shows by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye and Mona Hatoum make a welcome change from the blockbusters

              William Blake at Tate Britain review — viewing it is like being drunk

                The artist’s reputation has waxed and waned, but this Tate show blows away all our preconceptions

                Being Human review — Wellcome Collection’s latest is ‘a sparse selection of visual clickbait’

                  A study of the human condition rarely goes beyond skin deep

                  Last Supper in Pompeii review — the Ashmolean’s show will leave you hungry for more

                    This evocative exhibition plays brilliantly on our food obsessions

                    Life with Picasso by Françoise Gilot review — a fascinating look inside his life by his young lover

                      The reissued memoir of Picasso’s mistress is a captivating portrait of a tyrant and an invaluable work of art history