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New Orientalists: a thoughtful book on the rise and decline of Western artists in the Middle East

There is plenty to enjoy in this account of a group of travelling painters who were not only accomplished but also determined, brave and hardy

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The Big Review: Raphael at the Scuderie del Quirinale

The stimulating show in Rome tells the life story of one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance—but in reverse

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Art & Technology

Untitled, Art Online fair and Artland: vast data collecting capabilities and some great art

An expert view brought to you by our XR Panel of artists and storytellers who create in virtual reality and augmented reality

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York, London and online this weekend

From photographs of a pandemic-and-protest changed New York at the Museum of the City of New York to reflections on domesticity at Soft Opening's new London space

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York, London and online this weekend

From William Copley's New York years at Kasmin to the Tate's Andy Warhol retrospective

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Films

Helmut Newton, the man whom (some) women loved

A documentary of the photographer, known for his brazen photographs of defiant nude women, is now streaming online

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Three exhibitions to see in New York, London and online this weekend

From works by Pollock and Congo the chimpanzee to Sarah Lucas at Sadie Coles

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Roman holiday, 40BC: an in-depth view of the Villa dei Papiri, the inspiration for the Getty Villa

The institution has released an up-to-date account of discoveries from the seaside getaway near Herculaneum, where Roman politicians took restorative breaks—before it was buried by Vesuvius

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Three exhibitions to see in New York, London and online this weekend

From Nicholas Galanin’s 'escape plans' for Indigenous objects at Peter Blum Gallery to the Royal College of Art's virtual degree show

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More than the meets the (shifty) eye: book looks at the life of 16th-century polymath Jacopo Strada

Despite the dodgy gaze that Titian attributed to him in his famous portrait, this double volume demonstrates the Italian's important role in cultural history

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Three exhibitions to see in New York and London this weekend

From David Goldblatt's images of apartheid-era South Africa to Sophie Taeuber-Arp's Swiss abstraction

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Art & Technology

Wunderkammer review: this augmented reality app is the giftshop postcard of Olafur Eliasson's work

An expert view brought to you by our XR Panel of artists and storytellers who create in virtual reality and augmented reality

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Sex, Soho, cocksure snappers and cigarette money: the making of London’s 1960s art world

A new book by Lisa Tickner, called London's New Scene, focuses on a cast of glamorous characters and gritty drama, with much that resonates today

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Three exhibitions to see in New York, London and online this weekend

From Vanessa Thill's mixed-media sculptures at Deli Gallery to Ella Kruglyanskaya's figurative works at Thomas Dane Gallery

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Art market

Undeterred by looming National Security Law, Hong Kong's newest art fair draws nearly 3,000 visitors

Twelve galleries ventured out again for the bijou pop-up event Unscheduled

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Alexander Calder, a master of time and space

The second volume of an erudite, wide-ranging biography gives us the fun-loving, sophisticated man in full, as his work grows in ambition, from delicate mobiles to firmly grounded ‘stabiles’

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Art and social media: do museums need memes?

Plus, artist Rita Keegan on her postponed show and Julia Peyton-Jones on Leonardo. Produced in association with Christie's

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Three projects celebrating Juneteenth, the holiday marking the end of slavery in the US

From freedom papers on view at the National Museum of African American History and Culture to Issac Julien's film about famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass

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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Visitors return to Crystal Bridges amid adaptations and provocations

The contemporary American art museum in Bentonville, Arkansas reopened with timely exhibitions and installations on racial injustice

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Three cultural projects exploring racial injustice and black resistance

From the artist collective Forensic Architecture's investigation into the UK police killing of Mark Duggan to an interactive platform chronicling the legacy of lynching in the US justice system

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Three artist-led initiatives that are chronicling the coronavirus experience

From printed masks made by Ai Weiwei to art historical masterpieces recreated at home

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Book Shorts

The story of an Irish family’s history and its porcelain service are woven together in this fascinating book

The recovery of a Worcester soft-paste collection sheds light on 18th-century Anglo-Irish culture

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Mixed feelings: what it was like to visit the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in the wake of Covid-19

Glasstire's editor Brandon Zech shares his personal experience attending the museum's reopening this weekend

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Three virtual readings to check out this weekend

From Maurizio Cattelan's Bedtime Stories to Neïl Beloufa's post-capitalist fable featuring camels and foxes

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Books

Donald Judd’s work measured in time and place

Three publications explore the artist’s life through his writings, interviews and places of work

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A catalogue demonstrates Boucher’s mastery of the 'Chinese' taste

The essays in this book investigate the many facets of this extraordinary 18th-century fashion

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The relationships of artists and their gardens are well illustrated in this book

Gardens have inspired artists in many ways, not least directly in the case of those who painted their own plots, as this new book shows

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Indigenous art

Nicholas Galanin considers the unbalanced power of institutions over indigenous objects in Anchorage Museum exhibition

The online exhibition aims to dispel myths that “indigenous communities are unqualified to care for their own cultural objects”

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Three artsy culinary challenges for homebound cooks this weekend

From the Museum of Modern Art's home cooking interviews to the Blanton Museum's bakeoff

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Book Shorts

Degas’ love of the Paris opera house is brought to the fore in this catalogue

The artist used a variety of devices to explore the interior of the Opéra Garnier throughout his career

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Three museum collections to explore from home this weekend

From the Centre Pompidou's #PompidouVIP to the Whitney's focus on recent acquisitions by living artists

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Three artist studios to visit from home this weekend

From Oliver Beer's “eerily quiet” studio to a behind-the-scenes look at how Letícia Ramos produces her photograms

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Digital art

Online GIF show Well Now WTF is a strong start for a net art revival

The energetic exhibition, broken up into several chatroom-like galleries, brings together a digital art community that had become dispersed in recent years

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Three social media feeds to scroll through this weekend

From hilarious tweets from Tim of the National Cowboy Museum to trivia and doodle challenges from the Royal Academy of Arts

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Media & broadcast

An abstract parallel universe: documentary on Hilma af Klint released online

Long overlooked and snubbed because of her spiritualism, the Swedish artist is finally getting the recognition—and style credit—she deserves

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Things that... provoke some thought: book of drawings philosophically questions the relationship of 'things'

Groups of pictures are assembled on the basis of word association—but not everything in this graphic novel makes good sense

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Few to view

A few art films and videos to see at home this weekend

From Mark di Suvero's poetry readings to Faustin Linyekula's performance in a cavernously empty Tate Modern

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Exhibitions

The Big Review: Andy Warhol at Tate Modern

Can yet another Warhol retrospective tell us anything new about the Pop Art icon?

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Three arty things to do at home this weekend

From the Getty's challenge to re-create masterpieces using three items to Firstsite’s activity pack with Antony Gormley and Gillian Wearing

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Book Shorts

The art of ceilings and domes—a book on where to see them

Almost a travel guide, this publication illustrates the great art to be found around the world, so long as you look up

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This book makes an arresting argument for the foundations of modern art

The Hamburger Kunsthalle’s exhibition catalogue groups Tiepolo, Fragonard and Goya as forerunners of Modernism

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Books

Of fossils, prisms and volcanoes: the scientific and imaginative investigations of the polymath Goethe

This extensive volume explores the relationship between the German writer's visual imagination and his fascination with natural science

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Celebrating a generous donation to the Frick, this booklet pays tribute to the donor and his gift

The Arnhold family began collecting Meissen porcelain in the 1920s and the heir has given more than 100 examples to the New York museum

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Exhibitions

Will Covid-19 anxiety colour our perceptions of MoMA’s Donald Judd show?

The artist’s requirement that his works be viewed through a relaxed prism may be too much for a post-pandemic world

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Media & broadcast

Art films at the 2020 Berlin Film Festival

From a bio-pic on Italian naïve artist Antonio Ligabue to a documentary on the Berlin Wall fragments in the US

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When nothing is sacred, nothing can be subversive: photographs of London’s Soho captured in catalogue

The area’s heyday in the mid 20th century has been obliterated by commercial exploitation

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The image debate: new book looks at age-old question of figural representation in Islam

This collection of essays examines the Islamic treatment of figuration around the world, from pre-modern decoration to contemporary snowmen

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Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From the Hayward Gallery's expansive group show about trees to the erotic underbelly of the Victorian era at Tate Britain

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The big review: Edward Hopper at the Fondation Beyeler

The Basel exhibition on the painter's landscapes takes a fresh look at the American icon

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Book offers broadest and deepest study of Nazi culture yet

This is the first publication to fully examine the cultural output of the Third Reich, which, unsurprisingly, failed to produce great art

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Book Shorts

A beautiful compendium of Early Modern scientific instruments

This exhibition catalogue shows European technological discoveries from the 16th to the 19th century

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Books

Despite its 'hybrid' approach, the Met's catalogue on French painting lacks detailed analysis

When used together, the New York museum’s print catalogue and supplementary website on their 18th-century French works make an excellent initial resource but offer little new information

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Books

The case is made for connoisseurs and their role in art history

The practice of connoisseurship, which, the author Frédéric Elsig argues, is a skill that can be learned, is examined in relation to 15th-and 16th-century painting

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Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From David Hockney's portraits to a photography show radically rethinking masculinity

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Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Cauleen Smith’s feminist films at the Whitney to Rodney McMillian’s conceptual landscapes at Petzel Gallery

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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

From Koolhaas and the countryside gang, a departure from radical urbanism

Guggenheim show underlines architect’s role as the quiz master

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Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Alina Szapocznikow's haunting sculptures to Shirin Neshat's first London show in 20 years

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Largest US exhibition of works by J.M.W. Turner opens in Nashville

The Frist Art Museum has secured more than 70 works from the Tate’s Turner Bequest

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Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From the first US retrospective devoted to the pioneering female photographer Madame d’Ora to an immersive Joan Miró experience at Acquavella Galleries

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Book Shorts

The full-colour beauty of the recently restored Catherine de’ Medici tapestries is revealed in this catalogue

Vibrant illustrations are accompanied by essays that discuss the history, making and purpose of the tapestries

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Saudi Arabia's art festival 21,39: tackling climate change in the desert

This year's edition of the art initiative is a call to action on the climate emergency

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Book Shorts

This little book will help the Scottish Colourists find further fame south of the border

Well known between the two World Wars, the four French-trained artists are slowly coming back into critical attention

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Books

Revamped art book prize wants to become the Oscars of arts publications—is it succeeding?

A year on from its announcement, we look at whether the Richard Schlagman Art Book Awards is meeting its ambitions

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Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From today's finest figurative painters to British Baroque in the post-Brexit age

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Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Helen Molesworth’s presentation of Noah Davis at David Zwirner to the first installment of Laia Abril’s documentary project on misogyny

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The Big Review: Kent Monkman at the Met

The latest commission for the Met's Great Hall continues the New York institution's upending of the colonial-settler narrative of American history

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Political cartoonist Gerald Scarfe tells the story of his life and work in new book

For more than 60 years the rapier-sharp pen has wounded his enemies deeply and he has met all the great and the good of our day

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Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From dark and pensive Sudanese prints at Mosaic Rooms to An-My Lê's US road trip photographs at Marian Goodman Gallery

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Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From the Morgan’s ode to the French symbolist Alfred Jarry to overlooked paintings by a feminist pioneer at James Fuentes Gallery

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Book Shorts

Beautiful book captures the colourful restorations of Georgian homes in London

The story of a collection of 18th-century houses in the East End that have been carefully saved after years of neglect

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Exhibitions

Zervos: the name that can make or break a Picasso

An exhibition in Athens about the life of Christian Zervos, whose 33-volume catalogue of the artist is indispensable to the Picasso market

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Sofonisba Anguissola and Lavinia Fontana show at the Prado is as much about biography as it is about the art

The Madrid exhibition compares the two artists who were successful in their time but whose reputations later waned

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Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Ruth Asawa's delicate structures to a revelatory show of Picasso's paper works

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Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Kehinde Wiley’s reimagining of Napoleon Bonaparte at the Brooklyn Museum to Luhring Augustine and Sam Fogg’s collaborative show on Gothic art

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Book Shorts

So you think you know your art? Brain teasers to test your knowledge of famous works

This puzzle book includes 36 of art history's best known pieces, from Botticelli’s Primavera to Van Gogh’s Starry Night