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Cranach, Compton Verney

    Lucas Cranach took a sardonic view of the human desire for eternal youth. Will we never learn?

    Andy Warhol, Tate Modern

      A jerky ‘driftospective’ of Warhol’s art lacks the one thing we really need — wisdom

      Among the Trees, Hayward Gallery; Aubrey Beardsley, Tate Britain

        This green show tells us little about its subject — and creates a big carbon footprint in the process

        Titian: Love, Desire, Death at National Gallery

          Titian’s masterly Poesies are united for the first time at the National Gallery, and Waldemar Januszczak is awestruck

          British Surrealism, Dulwich Picture Gallery

            A new exhibition shows that too many British surrealists substituted whimsy and pretension for a darker art

            The Art Mysteries: finding the secret meanings of famous paintings

              Waldemar Januszczak’s new series on BBC4 finds out the truth about works by Van Gogh, Cézanne, Gauguin and Seurat

              Masculinities, Barbican; Steve McQueen, Tate Modern

                A carefully curated show at the Barbican avoids the obvious in its exploration of how masculinity is portrayed, both in art and in society, says Waldemar Januszczak

                James Turrell, Pace Gallery

                  In a riveting installation, James Turrell shows his mastery of time, light and space. Get ready to gawp

                  Warhol by Blake Gopnik review — the truth about the pop art pioneer

                    The artist spent his career hiding his private life from the world. This exhaustive biography lays bare an artistic genius, from his sex life and eccentric mother to lies about his aristocratic background.

                    Radical Figures, Whitechapel Gallery

                      A fascinating exhibition in London showcases 10 artists shaking up our most basic art form: painting.