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Claudia Pritchard

John Craxton: The odyssey of an outsider

Born with a talent for living – and living off others – the painter never quite seemed to fit in. Then he discovered Greece

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Mark Rothko's dark gifts in the city of light

Rothko’s Seagram murals come to Paris

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Caspar David Friedrich: Wonder of the wanderer

The artist's landscapes inspired German romanticism and are now turning him into a green icon

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Glittering prizes of a short life: the triumph of Francesco Pesellino

With only 20 of his works left in the world, the National Gallery is hosting the first exhibition devoted to the Renaissance master

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How Guernsey channelled Renoir’s inspiration

Five weeks on the island in the late 19th century changed the artist’s perspective for ever

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Philip Guston and the art of fear and loathing

A new show reveals the American artist’s many changes of direction, from condemning racism and violence to the calm of everyday life

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Sink or swim, Venice is forever

It is eternally imperilled and eternally inspiring. A new book celebrates the great art made in and about the city that makes spirits float

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No laughing matter: unveiling the mystique of Frans Hals

There is far more than a cackling cavalier to the Dutch Golden Age painter, the most venerated artist of his time

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How the Dutch set free the people's palace

A Dutch royal residence has been turned into a huge public art gallery – a lesson for other royal families, perhaps?

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The private passions of Gwen John

Her work is simple and subdued; her life as Rodin’s muse and mistress was anything but

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Together apart: Kossoff and Soutine

Divided by a continent and a generation, they never met. But a new exhibition shows the ties between Leon Kossoff and Chaïm Soutine

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Berthe Morisot, the woman who opened doors

One of the greatest Impressionists, Berthe Morisot’s work offered perceptive, unusual glimpses of domestic life

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How art made the future

A new show at the National Gallery maps startling changes in pre-first world war European art

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Francis of Assisi: Ornate art for the simple saint

The humble life of St Francis of Assisi continues to inspire valuable paintings, showcased in an upcoming exhibition at the National Gallery

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Vermeer up close

A revelatory exhibition unveils the workings of a genius

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Barbara Hepworth's monumental achievements

An exhibition explores the life of the sculptor before and during her years in Cornwall

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Mothers of invention: exploring four female pioneers

The work of four female artists in the Royal Academy’s Making Modernism show speaks volumes about their troubled lives

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Return of The Nativity

After three years of renovation, Piero della Francesca’s masterpiece is back on show at the National Gallery in time for Christmas

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Everything he touched turned to gold

Unveiling Vienna-bound Gustav Klimt’s pan-European inspirations

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Puppy love: 25 years of the gallery that saved Bilbao

In the 1980s Bilbao was on its knees. A hugely ambitious new art gallery changed all that

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Blooming Orange: the simple joy of Dutch flower paintings

The Dutch craze for flowers made and lost fortunes – and produced some remarkable works of art

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A wander through wonder

After 11 years, Antwerp’s Royal Museum of Fine Arts has reopened with a nod to its glorious past but eyes firmly on the future

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At home with Percy Bysshe Shelley, the traveller in an antique land

This year’s Lerici festival in Italy marks the 200th anniversary of the death of Percy Shelley with a celebration of British culture

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On fire in Venice: creativity in a changing landscape

A fire that destroyed a library in Venice 455 years ago has inspired a superb Anselm Kiefer exhibition on loss and retrieval

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Raphael: genius, interrupted

The National Gallery’s new Raphael exhibition hints at where the artist’s talent might have led him had he not died young

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Calm after the storm: the art born of war

The unexpectedly timely Postwar Modern at the Barbican showcases the ability of refugee artists to create great work after escaping conflict

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Burri's treasure: an artistic great who hid his work away

In a reclaimed tobacco warehouse in Umbria once used to squirrel away his favourite paintings, Alberto Burri’s work now reaches out to a wider audience

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Albrecht Dürer on the road to enlightenment

CLAUDIA PRITCHARD enjoys a European journey in the company of a German genius.

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Remember me: An exhibition to show the selfies of days gone by

A new exhibition of portrait paintings at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam shows how Renaissance artists captured their subjects almost as clearly as we can on our phones today.

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The mastery, and muses, of Dante Gabriel Rosetti

As Italy and the literary world marks 700 years since the death of Dante Alighieri, portraits by his namesake, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, resound with the writer’s influence on the painter’s art.

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Few painters understood the everyday life of city dwellers as Jean Dubuffet did

How Jean Dubuffet reinvented cityscapes, the female nude.. and even his own work. By CLAUDIA PRITCHARD

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Nina Hamnett: the Queen of Bohemia

Nina Hamnett's artistic career shone brilliantly and briefly, until overshadowed by her lifestyle. A new show restores the focus on her work

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