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10. Picasso: Minotaurs and Matadors Gagosian, London Picasso the man, the matador, the bull and the minotaur were interchangeable presences in a show beginning with a tiny work from 1889, and ending with furious and… Read more

The painter Duffy Ayers, who has died aged 102, was the last survivor of the lively and distinguished community of artists who lived and worked in the Essex village of Great Bardfield from the 1930s to the 60s, and… Read more

If you’re talking about architecture, or housing, or construction, in 2017 it’s hard to look past the charred stump of Grenfell Tower. This image will remain in the collective mind, as it should, long after the year’s… Read more

The highest price for the ugliest painting: that was the supposed Leonardo sold for $450m last month. Does anyone really want to look at this monstrous Jesus, a heavily restored hippy scarcely anybody believes in? This… Read more