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The Sin exhibition at the National Gallery

    Sin is a terrific subject for a show, if treated with curiosity and respect, but this is dumbing down

    Polly Morgan’s How to Behave at Home at the Bomb Factory; The Royal Academy’s Winter Exhibition

      A fabulously unique show that will have you squirming

      Bruce Nauman, Tate Modern, London SE1

        Baffling and bleak, Bruce Nauman’s work is hugely influential — and the perfect art for the Covid world

        Artemisia, National Gallery, London WC2

          Snappy, witty, funny: the National Gallery’s new show charts the arrival of a unique female voice

          Look after the pennies and the Tondo takes care of itself

            Here we go again. Just as the arrival of the first swallow signals the start of spring, so the arrival of a financial crisis at the Royal Academy prompts a call for the academy to sell its most prized possession: the Taddei Tondo. Carved in Florence in the early 1500s, this unfinished relief is the […]

            Cecily Brown, Blenheim Palace; Tantra, British Museum

              Some of Cecily Brown’s paintings at Blenheim misfire, but the best are snappy and subversive

              The book of Gauguin: a preview of the rare manuscript Avant et après at the Courtauld

                Waldemar Januszczak is given exclusive access to the most important of the artist’s outpourings at the gallery’s temporary home

                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