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Donald Lee

Donald Lee is the Literary Editor of The Art Newspaper

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Hollywood director lights up Rembrandt show at Dulwich Picture Gallery

Cinematographer Peter Suschitzky brings a film-industry sensibility to the south London show

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Michelangelo drawings head (Mid)West for Cleveland show

The exhibition, which includes a preliminary drawings for the Sistine Chapel ceiling, will also travel to the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles

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More great Danes: new Copenhagen show expands Denmark's Golden Age

Works from the 19th-century helped construct a national identity in Denmark that is ripe for discussion now, says curator

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From the little-known Renaissance painter Bartolomé Bermejo at the National Gallery to the Hayward Gallery's huge group show exploring gender fluidity

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This carefully selected exhibition of the Paper Museum of Cassiano dal Pozzo is small and perfectly formed

The MA curatorial show at the Barber Institute, Birmingham, challenges many of our assumptions

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In the frame

What art did the Queen show Donald Trump?

We take a look at the art that Her Majesty dug out of the Royal Collection for the US president

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Meet the last Renaissance man: Goethe's influence on art explored at the Bundeskunsthalle

The vast show examines Goethe's influence and his dominance of the 18th and 19th century European intellectual world

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National Gallery

'Exceptional loan' of Francesco Melzi painting from Russia comes to London's National Gallery

Unusual month-long display of recently restored work by Leonardo’s favourite and heir will be lent by the State Hermitage Museum

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Cathedral of Notre Dame

Stone is cool: Gothic vaulting probably saved Notre Dame from total destruction

Tragic fire destroys the roof, but vaulting saves the interior

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Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Munch's angst-ridden prints at the British Museum to Van Gogh's love affair with the UK at Tate Britain

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Art's Most Popular 2019

Ranked: the top ten most popular shows in their categories from around the world

Including Old Masters, Contemporary, Post-Impressionist and Modern, and more

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Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Emma Kunz's powerful abstract drawings at the Serpentine Gallery to Mike Nelson's industrial sculptures at Tate Britain

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The music of Mark Rothko finally sounds in the land of Mozart

First exhibition in Austria reveals Abstract Expressionist’s identification with the work of the Old Masters

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New London shows lift the lid on Boilly, the prolific painter of Parisian life

Exhibition at the National Gallery and a display at the Wallace Collection focus on artist virtually unknown in the UK

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Obituaries

'Authority, concision and style': historian Theodore K. Rabb dies, aged 81

The specialist of the Early Modern period was a regular contributor to The Art Newspaper

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Jean-Jacques Lequeu's fantasies finally find favour with Paris show

Petit Palais exhibition explores the architect's explicit drawings and designs for unrealised buildings including a cow-shaped dairy

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Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From the treasures of an Assyrian king at the British Museum to Lorenzo Lotto’s insightful portraits at the National Gallery

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Michelangelo

Rothschild Bronzes definitely by Michelangelo, new book claims

Pair of nude males, acquired by the family in 1877, last sold at auction in 2002

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Big on Bruegel: Vienna museum assembles largest show on the artist

A literally once-in-a-lifetime exhibition at Kunsthistorisches Museum

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Assyrian warrior king Ashurbanipal rides into London with treasures in tow

Exhibition at the British Museum includes carved ivories and a recreation of his huge library of cuneiform tablets

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Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From the erotic drawings of Klimt and Schiele at the Royal Academy to a last chance to see two hard-hitting shows by Mika Rottenberg and Hannah Perry

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Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From a “once in a lifetime” show of Henry Walpole's reunited treasures to a final chance to see a Michael Jackson thriller at the National Portrait Gallery

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'Prime minister of taste': Horace Walpole's collection reunited at Strawberry Hill

Exhibition in collector's former Thames-side home follows a successful (and ongoing) treasure hunt

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From the rise of the Colourists to refugees in Scottish art: the Fleming Collection at 50

Two exhibitions in Scotland celebrate the collection’s birthday

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From Waldmüller to Klimt: bouquets in abundance at Vienna's Belvedere

Exhibition looks at Austrian obsession with flower painting since the 18th century

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Crowd-magnet Vermeer borrowed for Alte Pinakothek’s curtain-raiser

Munich museum has undergone a four-year €12m renovation

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Three to see: London

Rodin takes on the Parthenon sculptures at the British Museum while James Cook sets sail for the British Library

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Rodin’s debt to Parthenon sculptures explored in British Museum exhibition

Eighty marble, bronze and plaster works by French artist are put in dialogue with ancient Greek art

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Obituaries

Turner Prize nominee Gillian Ayres dies, aged 88

Abstract artist and printmaker was made a Royal Academician in 1991, but she resigned temporarily in 1997

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How Delacroix went from lycée dropout to establishment favourite

Exhibition at the Musée du Louvre is first major survey of the painter’s work in more than 50 years

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Three to see: London

From Picasso's year of masterpieces at Tate Modern to his fellow Spaniard Murillo's portraits at the National Gallery

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Religion

Church of the Holy Sepulchre re-opened after three-day protest closure

Shrine was shut amid escalation of Israeli-Palestinian hostilities

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All the city's a stage: Munich celebrates Goethe's Faust with group show and festival

Exhibition commemorating German play includes works by Eugène Delacroix, Robert Mapplethorpe and Martin Scorsese

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Thomas Cole's Old World roots and art-world inspirations examined in transatlantic show

Exhibition on US painter opens at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art before travelling to London

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Fit for a king? What the British press is saying about the new Charles I exhibition

Royal Academy of Arts show has received near unanimous reviews

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Three to see in New York in 2018

Our pick of must-see shows opening in the coming year

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Appointments & departures

Architectural historian appointed director of The Queen’s art collection

Tim Knox, currently director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, is a keen connoisseur of works of art

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Hail, Caesar, as Rome’s first 12 emperors return

Metropolitan Museum of Art reassembles 16th-century silver table ornaments for first time in two centuries

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Merrie Monarch’s collection goes on show at the Queen’s Gallery

Despite the dispersion of his executed father’s vast holdings, Charles II acquired a formidable set of works

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‘Everything refers to everything else’: Vienna exhibitions reveal impact of other artists on Raphael and Rubens

Concurrent surveys in Austrian capital also show how travel inspired the Old Masters

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Podcast episode five: what's the story behind the $100m Leonardo?

What will happen when the only painting in private hands by the Renaissance master heads to auction? Plus: the New Museum's big new show on gender, and our literary editor talks 18th-century princesses

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Three to see: London

From slick and surreal photographs at the Serpentine to art in canal boats for the Art Licks Weekend

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Deh vieni, non tardar: opera for all at the V&A

London museum and Royal Opera House bring the elite musical form to the masses

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Three to see: London

From Rachel Whiteread’s mummified air to the burial rituals of the mysterious Scythians

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Scythians

Elusive Scythians brought to life through show of archaeological discoveries

British Museum exhibition organised with Hermitage traces history of a culture with no written records

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A long history of scholarship drives a survey of Raphael’s drawings

The Ashmolean Museum joins forces with the Albertina in Vienna for the show

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Royal Collection highlights the man who made Canaletto famous

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Naming names: on the Le Nain mystery at Louvre-Lens

An exhibition attempts to assign discrete attributions to the works of the brothers Le Nain

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Germany marks the 500th anniversary of Luther’s Theses

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The man who wrote art history

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Visitor Figures 2016

Top ten Old Masters shows in 2016

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Sebastiano's debt to Michelangelo made clear in London show

The follower limps while the master strides through all six galleries in the National Gallery's latest exhibition

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Sebastiano and his mentor Michelangelo arrive in London

The National Gallery looks at the fruitful but doomed association between the two artists

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Old Master exhibitions not to miss in 2017

Coming to a museum near you: mentors, medals and monarchs… oh my!

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Obituaries

Lord Snowdon, photographer of British high society, dies aged 86

Princess Margaret's former husband worked for Vogue and his pictures were shown at the National Portrait Gallery

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Three to see: New York

From opulent ancien régime metalwork to Dubuffet's elegant drawings

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Three to see: London

Cheer yourself up after Kiefer's Walhalla with Turk's delights in Vauxhall

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Land ho: the flourishing of Flemish landscape painting

An exhibition in Dresden chronicles the emergence and variance of landscapes from Flanders

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Three to see: London

Picasso’s portraits, AbEx’s big guns and Parreno’s Turbine Hall commission are not to be missed during Frieze week&nbsp; <br>

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Top five London shows during Frieze week

Our pick of the city's must-see exhibitions, including Picasso, Pollock and two million pennies<br>

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Three to see: London

Contemplate Abstract Expressionism at the RA before getting down to big beats and 3D visual treats in the Hayward’s Infinite Mix

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Renata and Michal Hornstein

The philanthropist couple, who escaped the Nazis in Poland, enriched Montreal’s Museum of Fine Arts

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In Memoriam, July-August 2016

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What your pants say about you

Our underwear reveals a lot about our changing perceptions of sex and gender, according to the V&A's latest show

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The Divine Comedy, a German classic: on Dante's German debut

After Schlegel, Dante was loosed from the Romantic moorings and entered the mainstream of German letters

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Pomp in print, pomp at play: princely splendour in two Viennese exhibitions

Two show on Germanic collections from the Early Modern period fulfil all expectations

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British Museum’s Sicily show highlights two golden ages

Exhibition demonstrates sophistication and expertise of both the invaders and the conquered

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Maria Sibylla Merian: a fascination for metamorphosis

Artist travelled to Suriname in 17th century to document caterpillars, chrysalises and butterflies

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Royal Academy’s Giorgione exhibition is a circle without a centre

Unanswered questions of attribution complicate our understanding of the Venetian artist’s position in his generation

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Eugène Delacroix’s long reach laid bare in National Gallery show

The patron saint of artists from Van Gogh to Kandinsky gets his first London show since 1964

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In memoriam, January 2016

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Books

A Venetian victory

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In memoriam, October 2015