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Walk into a human body, book dealers’ vandalised treasures and a 2D world – the week in art
Alison Katz gets autobiographical , the V&A recovers images cut from medieval manuscripts and Emily Speed sees life in two dimensions – all in your weekly dispatch

Jonathan Jones

14, Jan, 2022 @2:28 PM

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A soldier’s vision, astro masterpieces and the treasures of Kazakhstan – the week in art
Pre-Soviet Kazakh culture goes on display, Turner steps in to bring fireworks to Edinburgh, and US painter and army veteran Marcus Jansen has a solo show

Jonathan Jones

07, Jan, 2022 @2:09 PM

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The Bored Ape NFT craze is all about ego and money, not art
Eminem has just joined the exclusive club of celebrity investors willing to pay heaps of cryptocurrency for NFTs that are nothing more than derivative monkey cartoons

Jonathan Jones

04, Jan, 2022 @4:16 PM

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Howling, crouching, horrifying – why are Francis Bacon’s animals so nightmarish?
Bacon was no sentimental painter of animals. As the Royal Academy’s Man and Beast blockbuster will show, he used apes, dogs, bulls and owls to create his own personal mythology of the perverse

Jonathan Jones

28, Dec, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Van Gogh’s self-portraits and colossal venues: 2022’s best art and architecture
It’s Happy New Ear for the impressionist, Manchester and Folkestone’s shiny new mega-venues open and Stonehenge gets the blockbuster treatment

Adrian Searle, Jonathan Jones and Oliver Wainwright

28, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The best art and architecture of 2021 – the year the galleries reopened
As the galleries reopened, Jean Dubuffet was recast as an incendiary prophet, Poussin revealed his raunchy side – and a giant Swedish ‘plyscraper’ showed the miracle of wood. Our critics rank the highlights of 2021

Adrian Searle, Jonathan Jones and Oliver Wainwright

20, Dec, 2021 @9:46 AM

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From Bruegel’s boozers to Hirst’s horrific ashtray: what are the wildest parties in art?
Summon some Flemish yokels. Send for some Venetian aristocrats. Then open the ale and party to the sound of bagpipes … if you can’t get to a Christmas bash this year, come to art’s best knees-ups instead

Jonathan Jones

17, Dec, 2021 @12:41 PM

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Kapoor experiments, Sickert broods and aliens visit Tate Modern – the week in art
A great sculptor tries out painting, Edwardian unease comes to Liverpool and Anicka Yi’s strange creatures continue to float through the Turbine Hall

Jonathan Jones

17, Dec, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Landscapes from Obama’s portraitist and 17,000 hand-painted flowers – the week in art
Kehinde Wiley is at the National Gallery, photography catches fire and Josef Albers puts the human into expressionism

Jonathan Jones

10, Dec, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Bridget Riley at 90: a master who can leave you feeling elated, liberated – and even seasick
Bridget Riley swung the 60s with her reality-shifting creations. Now, in a new show to mark her 90th birthday, you can see them in all their glory

Jonathan Jones

10, Dec, 2021 @12:00 PM

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From snubbing Mick Jagger to explaining the cosmos: the secret life of MC Escher and his impossible worlds
The artist’s mind-boggling works – full of stairways leading nowhere and water flowing uphill – defy logic. But did they also foresee the second world war? And why was he so riled by the Stones frontman?

Jonathan Jones

09, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Feeling lonely? Film, music, art and more that will put you in good company
From the stark horror of Hamsun’s novel to Fassbinder’s commentary on love and racism, our critics choose great cultural works about being alone

Sam Jordison, Jenessa Williams, Danny Leigh, Jonathan Jones and Hannah J Davies

06, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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