Exhibitions

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Donatello: Sculpting the Renaissance – a once-in-a-lifetime show
The UK’s forthcoming Donatello exhibition will capture the Florentine artist’s revolutionary genius for perspective, male beauty and, above all, empathy

Laura Cumming

05, Feb, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Tiny notebook by ‘first Shakespeare geek’ to go on show in Stratford
Crammed with minuscule writing, manuscript is seen as earliest ‘proper reader’s response’ to first folio

Dalya Alberge

04, Feb, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Un-macho abstraction, a Venice Lion and questions of queerness – the week in art
The female heroes of abstract expressionism, Sonia Boyce in Margate and an unsettling ruling at Tate Modern – all in your weekly dispatch

Jonathan Jones

03, Feb, 2023 @2:13 PM

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Vermeer will never look the same after Amsterdam exhibition | Jonathan Jones
Connections, reflections, vibrations between his paintings will shine at the Rijksmuseum as never before

Jonathan Jones

03, Feb, 2023 @12:55 PM

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Tudor Mystery review – who could have painted such medieval strangeness?
A new exhibition brings together portraits of weird children and nobility by an artist with an eye for human uniqueness. It also reveals their true identity …

Jonathan Jones

01, Feb, 2023 @4:49 PM

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Was Donatello the first artist in history to express a queer identity?
The sculptor lived at a time when you could be burned at the stake for homosexuality. Yet, as an exhibition of his work hits London, the evidence that he was openly gay seems increasingly convincing

Jonathan Jones

01, Feb, 2023 @10:31 AM

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Mohammed Sami: The Point 0; Giorgio Morandi: Masterpieces from the Magnani-Rocca Foundation – review
The masterly paintings of Baghdad-born Mohammed Sami conjure an ominous no man’s land. And vases conspire with jugs in the still lifes of Giorgio Morandi

Laura Cumming

29, Jan, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Ready to plunge in? The rise and rise of immersive art
Thousands are flocking to hi-tech shows of work by Van Gogh, Dalí and, from next month, David Hockney, in London. What makes these exhibitions so fascinating – and popular?

Peter Conrad

28, Jan, 2023 @2:55 PM

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Saddam Hussein mural painter creates a world of turmoil – Mohammed Sami review
Sami, a refugee from Iraq, learned his trade painting his country’s then leader. His disquieting works, full of tortured surfaces, feel like distillations of death and chaos

Adrian Searle

26, Jan, 2023 @5:14 PM

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Madrid exhibition tells story of Spaniards sent to Nazi concentration camp
About 7,500 Spanish Republicans who fled to France were deported to Mauthausen camp in Austria

Sam Jones in Madrid

26, Jan, 2023 @1:50 PM

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A stitch in time: the enduring influence of the Gee’s Bend quilters
A new exhibition celebrates the remarkable legacy of the master makers from a tiny Alabama hamlet who found worldwide fame two decades ago

Skye Sherwin

26, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Jenkin van Zyl on his death-defying art: ‘Setting myself on fire was idiotic. But the shot is amazing’
He makes films filled with gore, monsters and bizarre fetishes and looks like Mr Tumnus at a techno club. Could this prosthetics-wearing, jockstrap-clad raver be the UK’s most exciting new artist?

Hettie Judah

23, Jan, 2023 @5:00 PM

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