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Richard Holledge

The brightest false dawn

Early Soviet avant-garde art… and how it was crushed

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Crescent tense: Photo London is a Turkish delight

Provocative and dramatic work from Turkey is among the highlights of this year’s Photo London

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Clinical. Cynical. Homicidal.

Nikita Teryoshin’s chilling photos of ‘The back office of war’

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Women in revolt: a shared language of radical abstraction

A new exhibition connects the work of over 50 women from across the world

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Dancing at the crossroads: Dublin celebrates art from the ashes of the first world war

A hugely ambitious exhibition at the Irish Museum of Modern Art shows how a burgeoning sense of nationhood gripped many European countries in 1918

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When is a victory not a victory?

After the battle comes the reckoning – even for the winners

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In full flow by the river

For one brief moment, five very different artists – including Van Gogh and Seurat – sought inspiration on the banks of the Seine

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Defiant Kyiv’s art of war

As Russia bombs Ukraine’s cultural sites, the powerful work in the capital’s Biennial is scattered across Europe

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Lisetta Carmi, the genius of Genoa

The refugee, who became an acclaimed photographer, had a lifelong fascination with outsiders

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Fake views: the art of the counterfeiter

Technology is making forged paintings easier to identify, and giving us a chance to appreciate the art and craft of the counterfeiters

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The prince of prints: Albrecht Dürer’s apocalyptic visions

The German artist was an immodest man with little to be modest about

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Ragnar Axelsson: Ambassador of a melting world

The Icelandic photographer captures landscapes laid bare by receding ice caps.. and the haunted faces of locals who see their way of life ending

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Homage to Orwell in Catalonia

The author lives on in a Barcelona conference which asks what he would make of the upcoming Spanish election and Franco’s legacy

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Helsinki highlights art in search of a solution

The Helsinki Biennial event highlights how the climate crisis sparked Finland’s artistic and cultural awakening

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Prisoner. Pervert. Pioneer. Is the Marquis de Sade misunderstood?

A new exhibition is based on the life and works of a man who took part in orgies of rape and torture and boasted he had written the “most impure tale that has ever been told”

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No home from war: Images of conflict, survival and loss

Ivor Prickett’s photographs capture not just the horror of conflict but also the tender moments, the tedium and the weary suffering

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Legends, lies and the labyrinth: Debunking the myth of the minotaur

A new exhibition explores whether Ancient Greece's labyrinth existed or was a confection of the imagination cultivated over the centuries

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The boats that made the Med

A revelatory collection of Mediterranean antiquities makes for a quietly subversive exhibition in Cambridge

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Pictures from the shadows in Iran

After a brutal clampdown on their freedom, Iranian photographers have had to find new ways to express themselves

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The art the Taliban couldn’t stop

Hundreds of Afghan artists have had to flee the country since the regime closed down galleries and threatened them with prison

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The poet of matter

He was a quiet man who serially painted humble, dusty objects. So what makes Giorgio Morandi one of Italy's greatest arists?

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The woman who shot war

Anne de Henning left a career in Paris fashion to become a photo-journalist – and ended up recording ‘history in the making’ at the birth of Bangladesh

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Revealing the lost art of Lithuania

The Baltic state is bursting with creative brilliance. Art fans in the west need to catch up

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Infatuation, cubed: The mystery of Picasso and Lee Miller

A new exhibition explores the relationship between the artist and the photographer

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Behind the curtain, a new dawn

As opposition to Putin grows inside Russia, a timely photographic exhibition revisits sites of protest against the old Soviet Union

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The disasters of war: Bringing unflinching eyes to terrible truths

In Ukraine a group of artists is confronting the conflict in the spirit of Goya, Dix and Picasso

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That carapace of secrecy: Turner’s intimate side

A new exhibition reveals a previously hidden side to the landscape and marine master JMW Turner

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The man who couldn’t say no

An exhibition of Frank Brangwyn’s work at Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft is full of colour and life – like the artist himself

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The absurdities of war: How Heath Robinson eschewed jingoism

Heath Robinson’s cartoons of elaborate contraptions provided cheer during the world wars, as a new exhibition of his work illustrates

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Gateway to the gods

How Stonehenge helps to explain Britain’s place in the ancient world

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Welcome to the new capital of culture. Now bugger off

Procida is Italy's Capital of Culture 2022. It's not sure it wants to be

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The beautiful and damned: Venice revisited

An exhibition highlights the wonders of the Venice serenaded by Canaletto and the dangers faced by the glorious city in the sea

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