Has a lost portrait of the 16th-century writer Pietro Aretino been at the Kunstmuseum Basel for the last hundred years?
The French artist is still the guiding spirit of the Collection de l’Art Brut, the museum he founded in Lausanne
The new permanent gallery presents all kinds of exquisite pieces with special family associations
A sophisticated revamp means that Art Joburg is now a smaller, sleeker affair
The Science Museum’s new gallery makes subtle links between royal patronage, scientific progress and earthly conquest
Why is Historic England supporting a developer’s plans when there’s a better proposal waiting in the wings?
Thawing permafrost means the near-perfect preservation of ancient material in the Arctic will soon be a thing of the past
Exceptional Italian artworks should prove a big draw at the Biennale Internazionale dell’Antiquariato in Florence
• The Musée des Beaux-Arts in Dijon
• Has a lost Titian been lurking in Basel?
• Gustave Courbet’s love of hunting
• The grand designs of Maximilian I
Plus: An interview with Agnes Denes, a remarkable doll’s house in Denmark, a preview of Biennale Internazionale dell’Antiquariato di Firenze and reviews of Manet in Chicago and Paula Rego in Milton Keynes
An exhibition of drawings at the Louvre reflects the artist’s struggle between his warring inclinations
The building that once played host to the Turner Prize now stands empty. Where does this news leave Derry?
Although she struggled to forge a career, Sarah Affonso never gave up making art, as two overlapping exhibitions in Lisbon reveal
From inventories to installation shots – Liza Kirwin discusses the crucial role of gallery records in documenting art history
When a million Uyghur Muslims in China are being held in detention, the demolition of mosques comes as no surprise
The artist has been taking photographs of herself for more than 40 years – but we mustn’t think of the results as self-portraits
‘Truly grotesque’ it may be, but the export bar placed on this characterful Victorian ceramic reflects its importance as a work of art
The land of the pharaohs loomed large in the imagination of the father of psychoanalysis
Myth, melancholy and military history – how Polish painting conjured up the spirit of a nation
25 Sep 2019 - 20 Jan 2020
Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt
The Norwegian artist’s modernist tapestries combined folk art with biting political comment
26 Sep 2019 - 12 Jan 2020
Musée d’Orsay, Paris
How the Impressionist painter presented the stars of the Parisian stage in a new light
24 Sep 2019 - 19 Jan 2020
Sinebrychoff Art Museum, Helsinki
The first Finnish survey of the master from Wittenberg
26 Sep 2019 - 5 Jan 2020