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Richard Holledge

Hokusai: The Great Picture Book of Everything: rediscovered images now brought to life

He is best known for The Great Wave off Kanagawa, but Japan’s Hokusai also produced an extraordinary ‘encyclopedia’ of art. Lost for decades, it is now the subject of a blockbuster exhibition at the British Museum.

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Stories from Tokyo, told in Oxford

An exhibition in Oxford explores the creativity and chaos of the Japanese capital.

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They might be worthy... but are they Turner Prize winners?

This year’s Turner Prize finalists have been chosen for their promotion of social causes. But has rewarding virtue left any room for art?

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When the original global Britain got on its (electric) bike

Five years before the Festival of Britain came another international exhibition showcasing post-war UK innovation. Seventy five years on, it is a sombre reminder of some of the qualities which – despite much voguish rhetoric – the country has lost, writes RICHARD HOLLEDGE

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Why Black art matters

An exhibition of ten British African artists in Cambridge challenges and inspires, writes RICHARD HOLLEDGE

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Shirin Neshat: On the edge of America

A stunning new exhibition at this month’s Photo London fair sees Iranian born photographer Shirin Neshat turn her lens on her adopted country.

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The secret life of the Thames: Photographs of the river's secret life

A remarkable new book and exhibition chart a series of extraordinary events and rituals along the river, from its muddy source to its expansive estuary.

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Creative Coasts: Where art goes to the seaside

Herbrand Sackville, the 9th Earl of de la Warr, was ahead of his time in his belief that art could breathe new life into a town. A century on, RICHARD HOLLEDGE looks at the must-see art of the east coast

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New exhibition in Amsterdam examines tools of slave trade

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The women of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

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Are virtual visits to art galleries now here to stay?

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Photography exhibition proves a snapshot of eccentric Britain

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Scents and sensibility: Art you can smell

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How the savage killing of Thomas Becket is the focus of a new exhibition

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How Richard Hamilton became Britain’s most influential pop artist

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Munch bunch: A look at the work of Edvard Munch and Tracey Emin

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How William Hogarth exposed corruption through art

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Mervyn Peake: The troubled mind behind the sinister art

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When rock took on racism

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Pilgrims and progressives: The story of the Mayflower voyage

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The Norman Context: Understanding lockdown through impressionist art

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How surrealism baffled Britain

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The art of advertising

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The Art Deco designs that captured Britain’s seafront

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How New Orleans became the party capital of the world

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That’s life: The story of the classic photo journalism magazine

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The macabre story of how George Stubbs got under the skin of his subjects

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Colonial baggage is not the only take away from western depictions of the east

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The art project inspired by the Cold War’s last frontier

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Eurofile: New exhibition for a city frozen in time

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RICHARD HOLLEDGE: How Jamaica has transformed yet remains unchanged

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Rollercoaster ride: The rise, fall and recent recovery of Britain’s seaside towns

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What has happened to the UK’s progress in aviation?

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Tainted Art: How China’s cultural revolution left an artistic legacy

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Ian Hislop’s Search for Dissent - A long history of human insubordination

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DARK ART AT THE EVE OF THE ABYSS

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Still midnight in the garden of good and evil

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