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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

                  Forgive us, O Lord — we now have to whip off your clothes

                    The decision by the Royal Academy (RA) to impose gender quotas on the Renaissance nudes it shows next year can be understood in various ways. You can see it as a sympathetic #MeToo gesture aimed at restoring the imbalance between the sexes. Or you can see it as a cheap publicity stunt. In art historical […]

                    Edinburgh Festival: art review — Rembrandt, Scottish National Gallery

                      The Scottish National Gallery explores Britain’s deep love of Rembrandt with impressive loans and a host of etchings