Painting

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Raw, brave, wild and honest: why Germany is Europe's greatest artistic nation
Germany became a unified state 150 years ago this week – and no other country has produced such original, provocative and powerful art since, from Richter to Klee, from Dix to Höch

Jonathan Jones

19, Jan, 2021 @4:38 PM

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Graphic Goya, perverse Lucas and the man who christened pop art – the week in art
The Spanish artist’s macabre images appear at a perfect time in the US, while Sarah Lucas creates a hurricane and Richard Hamilton gets a well-deserved survey

Jonathan Jones

15, Jan, 2021 @1:35 PM

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Jennifer Packer review: a painter of abundant gifts
Watchful, vibrant and profound, the work of this American artist exudes empathy in her momentous first European show

Laura Cumming

03, Jan, 2021 @9:00 AM

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John Midgley obituary
Other lives: Artist who designed posters and banners for trade unions

Maggie Midgley

01, Jan, 2021 @4:27 PM

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Snowy scenes and a scintillating Monet – the week in art
Hendrick Avercamp captures the joy of winter, Turner shows us the beauty and bitterness of the countryside in the cold and icy violence is painted out

Jonathan Jones

25, Dec, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Albrecht Dürer may not have written Lament on Luther, finds study
Research suggests elegy on arrest of Protestant reformer was the work not of the German artist but of a monk

Dalya Alberge

23, Dec, 2020 @12:05 PM

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Myrrh mystery: how did Balthasar, one of the three kings, become black?
They are a Christmas card staple – the three kings who followed a star to the baby Jesus. But one of them caused a revolution in art. We unravel the mystery of the Magi

Jonathan Jones

21, Dec, 2020 @11:48 AM

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Punk artist Barney Bubbles joins Manet among works given to UK public in 2020
Paintings, fossils and archives among cultural objects given in record year for tax gifting schemes

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

21, Dec, 2020 @12:01 AM

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Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Fly in League With the Night tate britain review
Poised, mysterious and yet somehow always the same, the British artist’s allusive paintings elude deeper scrutiny

Laura Cumming

20, Dec, 2020 @9:00 AM

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NGV Triennial: a bold and urgent artistic intervention, studded with beauty and calm
The National Gallery of Victoria’s colossal second Triennial is an exhibition that engages the heart as well as the head

Brigid Delaney

18, Dec, 2020 @7:00 PM

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Bagpipes v Covid: Aliza Nisenbaum's glowing tributes to the pandemic frontline
The revered painter of vibrant portraits has celebrated the courage of Merseyside health staff – without leaving LA. She reveals how she captured her sitters in scrubs, asleep and even blowing the bagpipes

Benoit Loiseau

17, Dec, 2020 @2:21 PM

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Archibald prize 2020: Angus McDonald's portrait of Behrouz Boochani wins people's choice award
Portrait depicting ‘strong, confident and peaceful’ Kurdish-Iranian writer and refugee, who spent six years in detention, wins public vote

Guardian staff

16, Dec, 2020 @12:17 AM

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