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Saint Francis of Assisi review – a saint for all seasons
Cheerful, selfless Saint Francis is forcefully present in this enthralling show of art and imagery from the Renaissance to the present inspired by the muse, mystic and social radical

Laura Cumming

07, May, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Saint Francis of Assisi review – did you know the bird-loving roamer was a Marvel superhero?
From Caravaggio’s most explicitly gay painting to the action-packed pages of a superhero comic, this exhibition of art inspired by the roving radical is enrapturing

Jonathan Jones

03, May, 2023 @1:42 PM

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After Impressionism: why has the National Gallery left female artists out of the picture?
The gallery predictably frames its new exhibition about modern art around Cézanne, Gauguin and Van Gogh. But there were women painting at the time – so where are their contributions?

Eliza Goodpasture

28, Mar, 2023 @9:13 AM

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After Impressionism review – radical ideas and ecstatic sex from the edge of a new universe
Cézanne outshines Van Gogh, with Picasso his revolutionary pupil, in this absorbing hurtle toward modern art – smashing 500 years of tradition into cubist shards

Jonathan Jones

22, Mar, 2023 @12:01 AM

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As the Met reclassifies Russian art as Ukrainian, not everyone is convinced
New York museum is among institutions reattributing works by painters born in what is now Ukraine – to a mixed response

Edward Helmore in New York

19, Mar, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Mona Lisa V ‘the monstrous’: the grotesque, shocking side of Leonardo da Vinci
The Italian master didn’t just paint the conventionally beautiful. As a new National Gallery show reveals, he was also drawn to irregular, diseased and aged faces – all captured with mind-bending accuracy and compassion

Jonathan Jones

15, Mar, 2023 @11:12 AM

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‘She is a he’: Was An Old Woman, the painting that inspired Alice’s Duchess, actually a man?
Curator of Renaissance art exhibition claims grotesque sitter for portrait didn’t have a disfiguring disease, as was previously thought

Richard Brooks

11, Mar, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Sport, TV, tech and fashion: what does 2023 have in store for us?
From culture to politics, the cost of living crisis, lifestyle, the environment and science – the next 12 months will bring new stars, trends and challenges. Our experts point the way

Sean Ingle, John Naughton, Barbara Ellen, Simon Tisdall, Vanessa Thorpe, Toby Helm, Zoe Wood, Morwenna Ferrier, Ashish Ghadiali, Robin McKie

01, Jan, 2023 @12:00 PM

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The best art and design shows to visit in 2023
Queer Renaissance sculptor Donatello, Marina Abramović, David Hockney and a long-delayed mega-museum in Manchester – your art-design to-do list for the year ahead

Adrian Searle, Jonathan Jones and Oliver Wainwright

27, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘Almost as botched as Monkey Christ!’ Has the National Gallery ruined a Nativity masterpiece?
The restoration of this treasure took three years. So why do the shepherds look so gormless? Is the curly-haired one at a school disco – and is the other trying to remember where he parked the donkey?

Jonathan Jones

17, Dec, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Climate protesters told to pay National Gallery £1,000 for damaging painting
Just Stop Oil’s Hannah Hunt and Eden Lazarus found guilty after glueing themselves to Constable’s The Hay Wain

Damien Gayle

06, Dec, 2022 @6:19 PM

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‘Like a clown in a tutu’: London’s National Gallery architect steps into row over revamp plan
The Sainsbury Wing’s co-designer Denise Scott Brown says plans to remodel her award-winning entrance are tragically bad. Here, she explains why

James Tapper

27, Nov, 2022 @8:00 AM

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