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Carlo Crivelli — the greatest illusionist that art forgot

    Too gothic to be a Renaissance master, this artist was wrongly overlooked — no longer thanks to this show at the Ikon gallery

    David Hockney: ‘I want to get on with my work’

      The artist’s Normandy studio is a respite from the world. Over lunch and cigarettes he talks about his new exhibition and looking like ‘a lesbian novelist’

      Postwar Modern at the Barbican — bleak art for harsh times

        Don’t miss this bold exhibition featuring Lucien Freud and Francis Bacon

        Surrealism Beyond Borders — Tate Modern can’t tell good art from bad

          Our leading contemporary gallery proves the movement is a magnet for the untalented

          The World of Stonehenge is a monument to our European roots

            The British Museum’s surprising exhibition challenges perceptions of our prehistory

            Louise Bourgeois: the artist who changed everything aged 60

              An exhibition at the Hayward Gallery shows a new side to one of the world’s most important artists

              Van Gogh’s self-portraits — genius sparked by a year in Paris

                A bold exhibition at the Courtauld shows how the painter became a post-impressionist master

                Francis Bacon: Man and Beast review — ‘a show so gripping and potent it left me shaking’

                  The artist reveals the beast within us all in an exhibition that feels like it attacks you with its brilliance

                  Why do artists ignore sport? It’s time for change

                    Our critic blows the whistle on this cultural failing

                    Kehinde Wiley: The Prelude yanks historical paintings into the present day

                      You don’t have to be Einstein to work out why old master galleries are so keen these days to invite contemporary artists to show in them. It expands the audience base. It’s good for the image. It draws fresh blood into old veins. Contemporary art is trendy. Old masters are not.