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A bigger picture of revolution

    Jolly portraits of Stalin rub shoulders with the stark simplicity of the avant-garde in the RA’s brilliant Russian art show

    David Hockney: How he made his mark

      Chatty, cheerful, rebellious and sometimes irritating, Tate’s retrospective has it all, says Waldemar Januszczak

      Knotty problem

        Turner Contemporary’s attempt to make textile art seem exciting soon unravels

        He’s got squares pegged

          Richard Wilson goes unpublic with his mad and marvellous art — but who gets our vote for the Fourth Plinth?

          ‘This job will test every atom of your talent’

            Our art critic has a bit of advice for the brand-new directors of Tate and the V&A

            The art of the selfie

              Painters used to be the only people capable of self-portraiture, but now we are all at it. As a new Saatchi Gallery show celebrates the selfie, is vanity itself is now an art form?

              Stunning visions of a high-flyer

                A little-seen side of the First World War features majestic Italian Alps, flirtatious locals and a painting pilot

                A murky way of seeing

                  John Berger’s art series, so hailed in his obituaries, was neither great nor influential television

                  Stuck in the middle of a muddle

                    A return to ‘proper painting’ falls flat at the Saatchi, but there are welcome sparks of creativity at the ICA and Sadie Coles

                    A glorious revolutionary

                      Zaha Hadid leaves a typically brilliant legacy. It’s surprisingly cheery, too