Jean Dubuffet: 37 People
Many commercial art galleries have started publishing prices in online shows, which has eye-popping results here: a cartoon-like painting best described as LS Lowry meets South Park will set you back $2m. But there are good reasons for Dubuffet to be in vogue. He recognised the power of graffiti, setting the scene for today’s street art … and $2m doodles. This is a nice taster for a big survey of his work opening soon at the Barbican.
Timothy Taylor Gallery online until 22 4 월.
A “virtual experience” of this blockbuster survey of the special-effects genius who brought the art of myth to cinema.
National Galleries of Scotland online until 22 이월.
Gabriel Tendai Choto
Tender, evocative paintings with a Manet-like feel for the beauty of modern life.
Anima Mundi Gallery online until 10 4 월.
Artists including Yinka Shonibare and Lisa Brice respond to inspirations from art history.
Stephen Friedman Gallery online until 9 4 월.
British Museum Timeline
A brief history of the world through objects in the British Museum, from stone age hatchets to samurai armour.
British Museum online.
그만큼 Great British Art Tour unearthed a masked menace, a feasting lizard, an overlooked sculptor, a riot-inciting puppy and an NHS maverick.
Celebrating the Birth, 1664, Jan Steen
Here’s an Easter egg of a painting … and the yolk is on the proud father showing off his newborn while the wit behind him, probably a self-portrait by Steen, makes the horn sign of the cuckold with his fingers. The implication is that someone else is the child’s father. While the exhausted mother recovers with her female friends on the other side of the room, a servant pulls suggestively on a sausage. “Cracking eggs” was a euphemism for having sex. Steen’s comic world is truly earthy, rejoicing in the warm, solid setting of a hearty kitchen and a homely feast. Eggs are staples of Dutch and Flemish art, from Bosch and Bruegel onwards. Their broken forms hint at naughtiness, but also promise pancakes.
At the Wallace Collection online.
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