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(1960–20), Pierre Bonnard

Bonnard charms the culture minister and changes the rules at the Musée d’Orsay

Take all the photos you like…

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Stamping down on the students: has the UK’s largest art school gone too far?

Students are asking legitimate questions about the future of art schools: UAL should listen

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The Städel Museum's underground extension, completed in 2012 and designed by Scheider and Schumacher, viewed from outside.

A grand old museum at the cutting edge

The Städel Museum turns 200 this year. How has the director kept the Frankfurt museum flourishing?

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(1939), Sonia Delaunay

Sonia Delaunay steps out of her husband’s shadow at Tate Modern

But let’s not ignore Robert entirely…

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Marble statue of a river god from the West pediment of the Parthenon. Designed by Phidias, Athens, Greece, (438–432 BC)

Art Outlook: 16 April

IS demolishes the ancient city of Nimrud; Günter Grass dies aged 87; art trumps privacy in US court ruling; and don’t mention the Elgin Marbles

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(2015), James Bridle

How to unlock the Victoria and Albert Museum

There are some very strange objects on show at ‘All of This Belongs to You’. Does the ambitious exhibition succeed in opening up the collection?

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Gateway in the palace of Ashurnasirpal II (r.883–859 BC) in the Assyrian city of Nimrud, showing winged bull guardian figures. A video posted online this week appears to show the destruction of the site by Islamic State militants.

The destruction of Nimrud is a crime against humanity

Islamic State has posted a video online that appears to show the destruction of the Assyrian city

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(c. 1660), Attributed to the Bombay Painter (probably Abdul Hamid Naqqash), Bijapur.

The cosmopolitan culture of Deccan India comes to New York

The Met’s exhibition looks set to put Deccani art back on the map

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A carved and partially gilded Sansovino frame (1560–80)

In the Frame: National Gallery celebrates an overlooked art form

For many of us, frames are something of an afterthought, but it wasn’t always so

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Bernini in Paris: Architecture at a Crossroad

In 1665 Louis XIV asked Bernini to design a new façade for the Louvre. What would it have meant for Paris if the Sun King had commissioned him?

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