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Adriaen Frans Boudewijns

Strength in numbers: stars of Netherlandish drawing, from Frans Floris to Rubens

The absence of big names is one of the joys of the exhibition.’ A revelatory display of drawings puts works by lesser-known Netherlandish masters in the spotlight.

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Book Competition

Your chance to win ‘Woven Gold: Tapestries of Louis XIV’, by Charissa Bremer-David

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Chairman of Sotheby's Europe Henry Wyndham at the rostrum with Picasso's Tête de Femme, 1935, behind

The art market is off to a cautious start in 2016

Were this week’s sales a true reflection of the market, minus the smoke and mirrors of third-party guarantees?

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Rakewell

Arks and car parks at the Creation Museum

Spare a thought for the poor souls at the Creation Museum, says Rakewell, whose ambitions are being held up by red tape

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Khaled al-Asaad, the Director of Antiquities and Museum in Palmyra, in 2002

One museum’s tribute to the murdered Syrian archaeologist, Khaled al-Asaad

How the MFA Boston is paying tribute to a respected scholar and humanist

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The LCC plaque to Sir George Gilbert Scott, fixed to the Admiral's House in Hampstead, where he lived in the years around 1860

‘London is lucky to have the blue plaque scheme’

In praise of an London institution that was founded 150 years ago

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Rakewell

Situation terminal: can an artist improve Manchester Airport?

Rakewell ponders why an airport would install an artist in residence

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1959, Tom Wesselmann

More sensual than a Campbell’s soup can: the collages of Tom Wesselmann

Tom Wesselmann’s collages show that Pop Art could have a more voluptuous – and thoughtful – side.

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(detail; 1964), Carolee Schneemann (b. 1939)

Carolee Schneeman brings chaos, mess and erotic liberation to Salzburg

Never have chaos and excess been presented so clearly and coherently…

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1886, Julia Margaret Cameron

The eccentric and enduring visions of Julia Margaret Cameron

Julia Margaret Cameron’s photographs are some of the most hauntingly original of the 19th century.

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