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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

      Liverpool Biennial; John Moores Painting Prize, Liverpool

        Art from cultures under threat is on show across the city at the Liverpool Biennial

        Michael Jackson: On the Wall, National Portrait Gallery, London

          With its unashamed flattery of its subject, the National Portrait Gallery’s Michael Jackson exhibition brings to mind religious iconography

          Frieze Sculpture 2018, Regent’s Park

            Public sculpture used to be pious, repetitive, dull. The Frieze pop-up in Regent’s Park shows that it’s now inventive, varied, fun

            Aftermath, Tate Britain

              The postwar art on show at Tate Britain is moving, but the works by German artists will haunt

              Thomas Cole and Ed Ruscha, National Gallery; Christo’s Mastaba, Serpentine

                Thomas Cole and Ed Ruscha light up the National Gallery with their extraordinary visions of decline

                Frida Kahlo at the V&A and Cindy Sherman at Sprüth Magers

                  A display of Frida Kahlo’s intimate effects at the V&A is deeply revelatory and riveting

                  Animals & Us, Margate Contemporary

                    Our often unhappy relationship with animals is cleverly explored at Turner Contemporary

                    Life in Motion — Egon Schiele and Francesca Woodman, Tate Liverpool

                      Tate Liverpool pairs an Austrian genius with a little-known American photographer to eye-opening effect