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

                  Anselm Kiefer, White Cube, London; Ged Quinn, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

                    Anselm Kiefer’s mind-blowing White Cube show gives us the bigger picture: it’s outrageously ambitious

                    Dora Maar, Tate Modern, London

                      Just don’t mention the P-word: Dora Maar was so much more than Picasso’s surrealist sidekick, as this intriguing — and frustrating — new show demonstrates