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A Painter Challenges the Traditional Privilege of the White Male Gaze

Jennifer Packer’s Breathing Room creates space between the subject and the viewer.<p>The emotional paintings of Jennifer Packer mean to challenge the male gaze and reject the politics of perception that traditionally define classical representation in figurative painiting. In the show <i>Breathing Room</i> at …

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David Hockney is proof that artists improve with the years

As the Matisse and Hockney exhibitions demonstrate, in the visual arts creative genius comes with maturity<p>The artist David Hockney, aged 76, is exhibiting a series of drawings entitled The Arrival of Spring 2013 while engaged in a new cycle of portraits. “I am working on a roll now,” he said, “and …

Building the Picture: Architecture in Painting review – a show to change the way you look at art

This new National Gallery exhibition takes the background architecture of Renaissance paintings and places it centre stage<p>• Bricks, mortar and marble: architecture in Renaissance painting – in pictures<p>Standing there in her trademark blue gown, golden halo jauntily placed behind her head, Mary is …

Vandalised Rothko restored by Tate Modern

Rothko painting vandalised with graffiti is back on show at Tate Modern after mammoth restoration project<p>A Mark Rothko painting vandalised at Tate Modern by an obscure art blogger is back on display following an 18-month restoration project.<p>The Rothko masterpiece, Black on Maroon 1958, has been the …

Why Tate Modern should show Rothko a little respect

A restored Black on Maroon is back in the place where it was vandalised 18 months ago. But is it the atmosphere of this noisy, pop-cultural gallery that incites irreverence towards art?<p>• Tate Modern unveils painstakingly restored Rothko • I regret vandalising a Rothko, but I remain committed to …

Andy Warhol’s Last Supper is a series of paintings commissioned by the Italian bank Credito Valtellinese

Andy Warhol’s <i>Last Supper</i> is a series of paintings commissioned by the Italian bank Credito Valtellinese. The bank was located opposite the church of <i>Santa Maria delle Grazie</i> in Milan, the church and Dominican convent in which Leonardo da Vinci painted his fresco The Last Supper.<p>One of the paintings from the Warhol series will be sold at Bukowskis Contemporary sale on 14 May with a presale estimate of 6,7-8,8 million euros.<p>The work has never before been for sale at auction and carries the highest …

Detroit Museum Continues Battle to Protect Its Art

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) has turned to a judge to help keep its art on its walls and out of the hands of the city’s bankruptcy creditors. …

Uffizi Gallery to reopen Renaissance art rooms after €600,000 gift

Fifty more paintings to be exhibited as Florence museum accepts donation from luxury goods firm Salvatore Ferragamo<p>The Uffizi Gallery in Florence is to renovate and reopen eight rooms showing Renaissance art after a €600,000 (£488,000) donation from the luxury goods company Salvatore …

LAURANA, FrancescoPortrait of a Woman1470sMarble, traces of pigment, height 47 cmFrick Collection, New York

<b>LAURANA, Francesco</b><br>Portrait of a Woman<br>1470s<br>Marble, traces of pigment, height 47 cm<br>Frick Collection, New York