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The Nightmare by Henry Fuseli

    Waldemar Januszczak looks at how one artist captured the ability of dreams to set our nerves on end

    The Ricotta Eaters by Vincenzo Campi

      What links a little-known Italian artist, Shakespeare and red trousers? A painting of cheese eaters, with a bitter aftertaste

      Raphael and his sex life

        His reputation has tumbled in our neurotic century, but the artist’s luminous perfection —and love affairs — should be celebrated, says Waldemar Januszczak

        Paul Gauguin, The Little One Is Dreaming

          Artists who can depict children well in paintings are a rare breed, says Waldemar Januszczak

          Open art galleries and let us feed our souls 2m apart

            As I queued outside Tesco last week, dutifully maintaining my 6ft distance, mask on, gloves pulled, it occurred to me that I could be doing the same thing outside the National Gallery in London while waiting to see the marvellous Titian exhibition that opened there last month. It was open for a couple of days. […]

            Flogging off the family silver is an ancient art

              Few words trigger as much anger and consternation in cultural circles as “deaccessioning”. It’s an attempt to sound technical and managerial about an activity that stirs deep emotions. No one wants to call it what it is — “flogging off the family silver”. But, whatever words you use, it has always gone on. And with […]

              Artemisia Gentileschi

                Forget the lurid stories and celebrate the astonishing intimacy created by the first great female painter

                Cranach, Compton Verney

                  Lucas Cranach took a sardonic view of the human desire for eternal youth. Will we never learn?

                  Andy Warhol, Tate Modern

                    A jerky ‘driftospective’ of Warhol’s art lacks the one thing we really need — wisdom

                    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