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The Raphael Cartoons at the V&A review — these artworks may be our most precious

    Finally we will be able to see how jaw-droppingly beautiful they are

    Thought the Turner prize couldn’t get any dafter? It just did

      Here we go again. Another year, another ludicrous, unfair and undemocratic Turner prize shortlist.

      Waldemar Januszczak on Ugo Rondinone’s end of lockdown celebration show

        Rondinone’s blue horses show a yearning for a lost past

        Waldemar Januszczak on the feminine power of a textile art show

          The Threadbare show is an intriguing window on the contemporary world — from a woman’s point of view

          Frank Auerbach and Tony Bevan make us feel the thrill of stepping into a gallery

            Stepping into an art gallery after the interminable months of screen-watching was more slap than hug. There was a sense of having to learn something afresh, like trying on new shoes or feeling your teeth after a visit to the hygienist. Those critics who have been making hay during the lockdown — readers of novels, […]

            Waldemar Januszczak on the ironic new V&A exhibition

              The museum is pinning its hopes on a show of Fabergé’s gewgaws

              Waldemar Januszczak on the restoration of Michelangelo’s Sistine ceiling

                Plus, an encounter with survivors of the Waco siege brought about a revelation

                Waldemar Januszczak on identity issues in the art world

                  There’s a seismic shift happening in art as, at last, the lives that have been excluded start to take centre stage

                  Zanele Muholi, Tate Modern

                    Zanele Muholi’s self-portraits are magical

                    London Grads Now, Saatchi Gallery, London SW3

                      A lucky few graduates seize the moment — with work that questions nature and identity