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Winslow Homer is America’s Michelangelo: he strikes terror into your heart

    Winslow Homer and Michelangelo are two artists I never imagined I would pair in the same sentence, but a compelling show that has opened at the National Gallery has forced my hand. On the surface, they have zero in common. One was a universally acclaimed genius of the Renaissance, the other a 19th-century boat painter […]

    The Queen’s Accession: prepare to swoon at the royal jewels

      This display of the Queen’s treasures at Buckingham Palace will send arrows of desire thundering into everyone’s hearts

      Lights, camera, art — I went to the galleries of the future

        Money is being ploughed into ‘immersive’ experiences but are they any good? Our critic investigates at shows dedicated to Frida Kahlo and Van Gogh

        Art lovers, make your way to a tiny but perfect exhibition

          Behold the ultimate master of technique and celebrate his artistic genius

          The Serpentine Gallery wants to save the planet — it’s a shame the art is so pitiful

            It’s a good cause, but this gallery needs its artistic director to stop globe-trotting and get on his bicycle

            Africa Fashion at the V&A: this shimmers, sparkles and delivers a collection of wows

              Two shows about the black and African experience have opened — one joyous and uplifting, the other neurotic

              The glue crew weren’t harnessing art but attacking it

                Poor old art. Somewhere along the line it seems to have become the protest junkie’s victim of choice.

                Forget the Summer Exhibition — meet the 5 art stars of tomorrow

                  After a harsh few years, the class of 2022 are graduating. Our critic goes to the Royal College of Art’s final show to see what the future holds

                  Raphael at the National Gallery — an Italian blockbuster

                    He died aged 37, but was already a master in the league of Leonardo

                    Spot the similarities — and sue Picasso!

                      A simple exhibit of these two paintings, 76 years apart, side by side makes for riveting viewing