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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

          Cranach, Compton Verney

            Lucas Cranach took a sardonic view of the human desire for eternal youth. Will we never learn?

            Andy Warhol, Tate Modern

              A jerky ‘driftospective’ of Warhol’s art lacks the one thing we really need — wisdom

              Among the Trees, Hayward Gallery; Aubrey Beardsley, Tate Britain

                This green show tells us little about its subject — and creates a big carbon footprint in the process

                Titian: Love, Desire, Death at National Gallery

                  Titian’s masterly Poesies are united for the first time at the National Gallery, and Waldemar Januszczak is awestruck

                  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