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Ribera: Art of Violence, Dulwich Picture Gallery

    From flayings to slayings, Jusepe de Ribera’s brutal baroque pictures are thrillingly gory

    Islamic art at the British Museum

      The BM wants the objects in its big new Islamic galleries to tell stories. Not all of them have enough to say

      Edward Burne-Jones, Tate Britain

        Tate’s Edward Burne-Jones is a good show about a bad artist. Enough cod-medieval silliness now

        Modern Couples, Barbican; Elmgreen & Dragset, Whitechapel Gallery

          By exhibiting the works of famous artists in the context of their relationships, the Barbican is rewriting the history of modern art

          How deflating for Banksy. He so nearly popped art’s balloon

            The graffiti artist’s Sotheby’s stunt aimed to skewer the market’s money fixation. It backfired

            Kerry James Marshall, David Zwirner; Mantegna and Bellini, National Gallery

              Kerry James Marshall sells to the black A-list, but pokes fun at his big‑bucks status, and Mantegna and Bellini go head to head — who comes out on top?

              Oceania, Royal Academy; Turner Prize 2018, Tate Britain

                Oceania is a valuable, beautiful show at the Royal Academy, while the 2018 Turner prize is soul-crushingly awful

                Courtauld Impressionists, National Gallery

                  The Courtauld’s extraordinary gems are undersold in the National’s new show

                  the V&A, Dundee

                    Looming outside, airy inside, Dundee’s V&A outpost is an adventurous space for a rousing display of Scottish design

                    Spellbound, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

                      An exploration of magic and witchcraft is spooky but hardly scholarly