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Late Turner: Painting Set Free review prepare to be dazzled

Tate Britains glorious exhibition of Turners late work shows painting returned to its origins and refined to its essenceTurner blossoms late at the Tate in pictures Continue reading...

Lego breaks out of the toy box and heads for the gallery

Monet was an oils man, Michelangelo was set on stone, Moore was a gentleman who preferred bronze. For an acclaimed American artist on his way to Britain, only plastic will do. His medium: a million Lego bricks.

Jasper Johnss Regrets review: love and loss as death comes knocking

In his most explicit show yet, the enigmatic artist takes inspiration from the death of his friend Lucian Freud and his lovers Cy Twombly and Robert Rauschenberg Continue reading...

Ming bling and Apocalypse Now the week in art

The V&A launches a blockbuster exhibition of amazing artefacts from the Ming dynasty and Fiona Banner is inspired by Francis Ford Coppola. Plus Mad Men, the birth of the worlds best-loved logos and vomiting dogs all in your favourite art dispatch Continue

Ordinary Beauty: The Photography of Edwin Smith, RIBA, review: 'revelatory'

Smith's architectural and landscape studies exhibit a signatory grace and stillness, says Christian House

Government launches 'design your own £1' coin competition

Heads you win; tails, it's your design, quips George Osborne, as he calls on budding artists to revamp new 12-sided coin Continue reading...

Rubens: the alpha-male of Western art

A major new exhibition at the Royal Academy gives us the chance to celebrate the work of Rubens, says Mark Hudson

David Hockney's blues and sunshine moments come out in new biography

Author Christopher Simon Sykes given access to Hockney's inner circle for biography detailing artist's life since 1975 Continue reading...

Frank Auerbach: a painter's painter of horrors and joy

Troubling, profound work owned by friend Freud will surely win new generations of fans as he prepares for Tate retrospective Continue reading...