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        The pandemic has laid waste to the industry, with last year’s biennales the casualties. Good — it’s time we returned to basics and put people back in the picture

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          Learn to mind your mannerism

            Once dismissed as excessively lavish and overly distorted, the art of the late Renaissance does offer some delights

            Masterpieces from Buckingham Palace at the Queen’s Gallery

              The Queen’s Gallery can be overlooked but the art there weakens the knees

              Sad souls in a happy encounter

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                Zanele Muholi, Tate Modern

                  Zanele Muholi’s self-portraits are magical

                  How artists have recognised the beauty of masks

                    They are new to many of us now, but artists have long been fans of face coverings

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                      The game has been inspiring creative minds for centuries