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British Surrealism, Dulwich Picture Gallery

    A new exhibition shows that too many British surrealists substituted whimsy and pretension for a darker art

    The Art Mysteries: finding the secret meanings of famous paintings

      Waldemar Januszczak’s new series on BBC4 finds out the truth about works by Van Gogh, Cézanne, Gauguin and Seurat

      Masculinities, Barbican; Steve McQueen, Tate Modern

        A carefully curated show at the Barbican avoids the obvious in its exploration of how masculinity is portrayed, both in art and in society, says Waldemar Januszczak

        James Turrell, Pace Gallery

          In a riveting installation, James Turrell shows his mastery of time, light and space. Get ready to gawp

          Warhol by Blake Gopnik review — the truth about the pop art pioneer

            The artist spent his career hiding his private life from the world. This exhaustive biography lays bare an artistic genius, from his sex life and eccentric mother to lies about his aristocratic background.

            Radical Figures, Whitechapel Gallery

              A fascinating exhibition in London showcases 10 artists shaking up our most basic art form: painting.

              Basquiat at the Barbican

                Basquiat at the Barbican sums up what’s gone wrong with the art world