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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

          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