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Flogging off the family silver is an ancient art

    Few words trigger as much anger and consternation in cultural circles as “deaccessioning”. It’s an attempt to sound technical and managerial about an activity that stirs deep emotions. No one wants to call it what it is — “flogging off the family silver”. But, whatever words you use, it has always gone on. And with […]

    Artemisia Gentileschi

      Forget the lurid stories and celebrate the astonishing intimacy created by the first great female painter

      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