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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

    Picasso and Paper, Royal Academy

      This fascinating exhibition reveals the full scope of his brilliance

      Art in Iran: Donald Trump’s Twitter threat to target cultural sites in the country should make us acknowledge their surpassing beauty

        Tehran’s gleaming tombs and Isfahan’s soaring madrasas barely scratch the surface of the Iranian contribution to culture. By Waldemar Januszczak

        The best of the decade

          Waldemar picks his highlights from the past decade

          Hogarth: Place and Progress

            A pugnacious Hogarth show at the Sir John Soane’s Museum is full of political pertinence

            Theaster Gates, Tate Liverpool

              The American artist brings a quietly shocking show about slavery to Liverpool

              Cars: Accelerating the Modern World, V&A, London

                The V&A’s motor show is full of vivid observations — understand it and you will understand humanity

                Anselm Kiefer, White Cube, London; Ged Quinn, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

                  Anselm Kiefer’s mind-blowing White Cube show gives us the bigger picture: it’s outrageously ambitious

                  Dora Maar, Tate Modern, London

                    Just don’t mention the P-word: Dora Maar was so much more than Picasso’s surrealist sidekick, as this intriguing — and frustrating — new show demonstrates

                    Caravaggio and Bernini, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

                      A Caravaggio and Bernini show in Vienna offers an exciting, intimate vision of the baroque era