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Tate Modern anniversary: 20 years of wow

    When the gallery opened in 2000 it changed the way we see art. Waldemar Januszczak examines its meteoric impact

    Life? or Theatre? by Charlotte Salomon

      Waldemar Januszczak struggles to pin down the masterwork of a German Jewish refugee who murdered her grandfather

      How the great artists responded to lockdowns

        Waldemar Januszczak looks at what artists such as Van Gogh and Picasso created in enforced isolation

        The Nightmare by Henry Fuseli

          Waldemar Januszczak looks at how one artist captured the ability of dreams to set our nerves on end

          The Ricotta Eaters by Vincenzo Campi

            What links a little-known Italian artist, Shakespeare and red trousers? A painting of cheese eaters, with a bitter aftertaste

            Raphael and his sex life

              His reputation has tumbled in our neurotic century, but the artist’s luminous perfection —and love affairs — should be celebrated, says Waldemar Januszczak

              Paul Gauguin, The Little One Is Dreaming

                Artists who can depict children well in paintings are a rare breed, says Waldemar Januszczak

                Open art galleries and let us feed our souls 2m apart

                  As I queued outside Tesco last week, dutifully maintaining my 6ft distance, mask on, gloves pulled, it occurred to me that I could be doing the same thing outside the National Gallery in London while waiting to see the marvellous Titian exhibition that opened there last month. It was open for a couple of days. […]

                  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